Thursday, February 09, 2012

Fun Art Project

Mitch realized the other day that his class didn't know what he was talking about when he mentioned primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.  They didn't know what colors you mix to get orange, green, purple, etc.  His school is VERY art-oriented, and the classes all make beautiful art projects to display.  Each teacher is responsible for their own art class, so Mitch is always on the lookout for fun, fresh projects.  He came up with this idea for his class:  edible color wheels.

Our local bakery sells frosting by the pound.  He had them mix red, yellow, blue, and black for him, plus he bought some white.  We practiced at home.  He bought vanilla wafers for his kids to spread their finished colors on before eating.  It went went well at home, and he reported that the kids at school LOVED it.  They certainly could have used tempera paint, and it probably would have been cheaper (we paid for all the supplies out of our own pocket), but do you think they would remember it the same?  I mean, really, how often do you get to eat your homework?  Forget about the dog!