How Make a Colorful Venn Diagram

I’m planning a little something special this week with an old favorite – crayon shavings and wax paper sun catchers! I thought I’d post this little tidbit for those people about to teach color combinations:

(two separate circles – they’re overlapped in the photo)
If you could make a few of these in primary colors (and manage to get the shavings more even than I did) I think it could be a great hands on way to teach color theory. Can you see the purple where the red and blue intersect? 
Oh man, I think I just created a very artsy Venn Diagram.
And if you were wondering about my most excellent photography of the sun pouring through those sun catchers – think again, I scanned them!

3 thoughts on “How Make a Colorful Venn Diagram

  1. Yup, 2 separate circles overlapped. A circle with red shavings and a circle with blue shavings. I thought it a bit more hands on then the teeny acrylic discs I've seen used in some art lessons. The child can be involved in the whole process – grating the crayons (we used my cheese grater), sprinkling them on, and if you're very careful they can even help with the ironing. Claire's three and I allowed her to help me glide it along.

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