Foot & Hand Color Wheel Crayon Resist

Foot color wheel

Foot & Hand Color Wheel Crayon Resist is a FUN and unique way to paint a color wheel. I have done this with upper elementary and middle school art students-they all love it!

IO: Students will identify primary, secondary & intermediate colors.  Students will review how to mix colors on the color wheel.


Color wheel: organized into 3 main groups:

  • Primary colors (red, yellow, blue)
  • Secondary colors (green, orange, purple: made by mixing 2 primary colors together),
  • Intermediate colors (yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green: made by mixing one primary color together with one secondary color).

Activity: Foot & Hand Color Wheel (3 30 min. class periods)

  1. Trace your hands & feet 3 times in alternating patterns in a circular arrangement using a pencil. You MUST overlap the drawings.
  2.  Use oil pastels or crayons to outline the hands & feet. Starting with a foot in yellow, work your way around the color wheel using only the primary & secondary colors.
  3.  Paint the FEET primary colors & the HANDS secondary colors.
  4.  Paint the OVERLAPPING AREAS intermediate colors. EX: Yellow & green overlap to mix yellow-green.
  5.  Paint background black with India ink.

Materials Needed: Crayola 16 Ct Washable Watercolors, Speedball Art Products 3378 16 oz Super Black India Ink Speedball Indi, Crayola 28ct Colored Oil Pastel Sticks, paint brushes, water cups, 12×18″ white Tag board, newspaper to put on tables

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