Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Art

#1721. Blotter Bugs

Art, level: Pre-School
Posted Tue Apr 25 10:17:51 PDT 2000 by Michelle Neri (

Indiana University, Indiana Pa
Materials Required: paint paper markers
Activity Time: two days
Concepts Taught: to learn the colors

Directions For Day One:
1.Introduce (or review) the Primary Colors- Red, Yellow, and Blue

2.Talk about how by mixing colors you can get other colors

Red + Yellow = Orange
Blue + Yellow = Green
Red + Blue = Violet

3.Have students get their supplies

4.Hand out white paper; have students choose two primary colors
that they want.

5.Have students put two drops of each color they chose on the white
square paper.

6.Students then fold the white paper in half and rub the paint around.

7.Open the paper to discover what colors they made.

8.Repeat with other colors and allow to dry overnight.

Directions for Day Two:

1.Have students cut out the shapes that were created by the paint mixing.

2.Then have them glue all three bugs on a large sheet of
construction paper.

3.Then have the students fill in the "Blotter Bug" with crayons

4.Once the "blotter bug" handout has been done the students may then
begin to decorate their bugs with black markers to look like bugs.

At the end of the lesson the students will have a completed picture
and will know how primarycolors make secondary colors. They will also
remember what primaries make secondaries.