Making New Colors

Making New Colors Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is centered around the concept of color mixing, specifically illustrating the outcomes of combining primary colors and a primary color with white. It depicts a series of paint splatters, each paired with a color name, and a paintbrush with a color label indicating the resulting color when the two are mixed. The first three pairings are primary colors combined with each other (red with yellow, red with blue, and blue with yellow), while the last pairing involves mixing a primary color with white (red with white). Each equation-like setup is designed for students to visualize the color mixing process and the expected results.

The worksheet is designed to teach students the fundamental principles of color theory, including the creation of secondary colors and tints. By demonstrating that red and yellow mix to form orange, red and blue make purple, and blue and yellow yield green, it reinforces the concept of primary colors creating secondary colors. The addition of white to red introduces the concept of tints, showing how colors can be lightened to create variations such as pink. This educational activity aims to establish a foundational understanding of how different colors are formed through mixing, which is a critical skill in art and color science.