Colour Mixing Leaf Display

Learn about mixing colours and create a pretty autumn display with this fun painting craft. We've lined up our leaves across a strip of card to make a display, but you could hang them in graduating order too.

Colour Mixing Leaf Display

You will need:

Yellow and red paint
Paper
Backing card

Instuctions:

Cut a selection of leaf shapes from paper.

Paint one leaf red and one leaf yellow.

Mix a small amount of red paint into the yellow and paint a leaf.  

Colour mixing leaf display - Sam has mixed up some orange paint
Sam has mixed up some orange paint

Mix a small amount of yellow paint into the red and paint a leaf.

Repeat the last two steps until the two pots of paint are nearly the same.

When the leaves are dry, glue them to the backing card, showing the change from one colour to the other.

Our colour mixing leaf display in the window
Our colour mixing leaf display in the window

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