The children quickly figured out that they needed to wash their brushes in between mixing the colours together or the paint on the brush would affect the new shade they were attempting to create.
In the children's words:
"We were making grey - we mixed a whole bunch of colours together and made new colours."
"I painted a picture using a big, long, skinny brush and my new colours."
"We mixed it up. I mixed up black with purple and it made black. I mixed white with yellow and it made light yellow."
Some children decided to use the new colours to paint a picture at the easel.
Others just enjoyed the experience of mixing colours together!
Some Ontario Curriculum fulfilled by this activity includes: