Learn Complementary colors with Mini Kites with Popsicle Sticks

Project Title: Mini Kites with Popsicle Sticks

Description: Students create miniature kites using popsicle sticks.

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References: Images of kites and complementary colors

Vocabulary: symmetry, complementary colors

Materials: glue, scissors, paper, pencils, popsicle sticks, crayons

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on complementary colors


1. Cut out a diamond shape out of paper

2. Glue the popsicle sticks into a cross

3. Glue the popsicle sticks on the diamond to make a kite

4. Color in opposite quadrants two of the following colors: orange and blue, yellow and purple, green and red

Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is a complementary color?
  2. What are the complementary colors?

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