Woodland wonders: Coed Bryn Oer: Woodland wonders

Environmental Art

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Colour shades


- Children create a colour card, blending from one shade to another, using objects collected from nature.


: Card and double sided sticky tape



  • Give each child a card

  • Remove the paper from the double-sided sticky tape

  • Place a light green leaf on the right hand edge of the card

  • Find something dark brown and stick it on the left hand edge

  • Tell the children to find different shades of greens and browns and attach it in shade order linking the two colours

(Dark greens might lead to yellows possibly reds through to light browns)

Follow up:


Talk about shades in nature, greys in clouds for example
Try making shade cards using just one colour.
Pupils to match shades with paint.
Pupils can make strips for the younger children to use outside.