One of my favorite Elementary art lessons is using paints to mix colors. It is like magic for our Kinders. We have read books about colors, sang songs about colors. Time to make more of those colors. The "oohs and ahhs" were ringing throughout my art room as I plopped 2 primary colors of tempera paints onto papers. Students stirred and mixed to paint 3 different papers. They mixed red and yellow to make orange, red and blue to make purple, and yellow and blue to make green. These were saved until the next week. Then we read and learned about insects. Kinders cut shapes out of their painted papers to begin their "bugs". Come back to see how we decorate those bugs to make each a one-of-a-kind insect.