This past week, children have been making festive St. Paddy’s art projects. They learned to make tints of green, created a mixed media clover leaf, and decorated a St. Paddy’s hat! Let’s celebrate and learn about St. Patrick’s Day! Talk about the country Ireland, its culture, and the significance of a clover leaf. http://holidays.kaboose.com/patrick-history.html
HOW TO MAKE TINTS OF GREEN
What is the difference between a tint and a shade? A tint is when a color is mixed into white, and a shade is when black is added to a color. All you need is 3 colors of paint to make tints of green (blue, yellow, and white). Feel free to use ready made green paint.
Step 1. Mix a dab of blue paint into yellow paint. If you would like a darker green, gradually add more blue.
Step 2. Now add a dab of green paint that was just mixed, into white, and you will get a gorgeous mint green. Gradually add more green into white paint to build a darker tint of green.
TIP – Begin with adding a dark color into the lighter color. This will give you more flexibility to control the range of colors, AND save on paint!
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