Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Edible Color Wheel~ Art Lesson

I have enjoyed teaching art for our Homeschool group. I have about 50 students and last week we created these edible color wheels. It was  a great way for the students to understand the concept of primary, secondary, and intermediate colors. It was great fun. I made homemade sugar cookies and used a medicine cup to make the cookies small and uniform.
I made frosting and colored the primary colors with food coloring.( Red, Blue, Yellow) I grouped the students in groups of three as we began.

We used the primary colors to mix together the secondary colors. (Green, Orange, Purple)

We then mixed the Intermediate or Tertiary Colors by mixing~

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

I used the following recipe for the cookies and frosting but you could use Vanilla Wafers and store bought frosting. The homemade recipe made them more enjoyable to eat. The students had great fun creating and eating.

Angie's Sugar Cookie Recipe
2 cups sugar
1 cup Crisco
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cream of tartar
5 cups of flour
scant of salt

* Cream sugar and Crisco together until light and fluffy.

* Beat in eggs.

* Add milk and vanilla.

* Add in sifted flour ~ slowly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Take from oven when just lightly golden.

2 pounds powdered sugar
2 Tbs. Butter
2 tsp. almond flavoring
evaporated milk to desired texture



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