Learn Complementary colors with Mini Kites with Popsicle Sticks

Lesson

Students create miniature kites using popsicle sticks and learn about complementary colors. 

Recommended Ages

Preschool to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References

Images of kites and complementary colors

Vocabulary

Symmetry: two sides of an image that look the same 

Complementary colors: pairs of colors that contrast each other

Materials

Glue

Scissors

Paper

Pencils

Popsicle sticks

Crayons

Anticipatory Set

Discussion on complementary colors

Directions

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

Reflection

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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