Mouse Paint Art Lesson

We read this sweet little color mixing book called “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. It was a great lead in to a color mixing stART project!

What’s stART? Simply put: A Story + Art = A Great stART!

image[3] For the art portion of this project we made a painted mouse color wheel.

mousepaintsheetClick here to download the Mouse Paint ART Sheet

First we read the story, its super cute, and easy to read as well.


Next we got our colors ready and since I have 3 kids doing this, each one mixed a color combo:


Next we painted, starting with the primary colored mice, then the secondary colored mice in between.

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And voila, we have a mouse color wheel!


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  • sbswtp August 24, 2010 at 4:47 am

    very cute project!

  • ~Amy August 24, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Great project! It also works really well with your Color Mixing activity 🙂 We did that a few weeks ago. It's one of my favorite books so we'll try the painting next time. She has a "Mouse Count" book as well, but it's not as cute, IMO.

  • Crisc August 24, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I just ordered your Letter Of The Week Curriculum ..I'm super excited =)

  • Sarah August 24, 2010 at 10:54 am

    What fun!

  • Lindsay August 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

    what a cute project!! I love how this turned out 🙂

  • Jill August 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Neat idea! Looks like lots of fun!Blessings,Jill

  • Jodi August 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Here's another cute art project to go with that book: (you have to scroll down a bit, but it's cute!)Here is another nice book about color mixing. It would be fun to use tissue paper and overlap the primary colors to make secondary.

  • Maureen August 25, 2010 at 12:41 am

    What a cute project! I love that book too! I can't wait to use it with my youngest.

  • Michelle August 25, 2010 at 5:29 am

    What a great project, we love this book too. I can't wait to try this with Emily. Thank you for linking up to stART this week!!!

  • Carla August 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Oh, Erica…you are ever so clever! Adorable, as always!

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