Tinted Ice Cream Cones
First graders have been learning all about color. First we learned all about color mixing and now we're learning about value. We looked at some of Wayne Thiebaud's work and we were inspired to make our own special treats. We decided to make ice cream cones with not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE SCOOPS! This project took us 5 periods (about 45 minutes a period). On day one we drew out scoops and a cone on a large piece of paper. Day two, we practiced mixing paint to make different shades of a color. Day three, we chose a color for our ice cream and made 5 different tints and painted all of our scoops. We also mixed all the primaries to make a brown color for our cones. After it dried, on day four, we cut out all the parts and assembled our ice cream cones. The last day we added in special details like the cherry on top and golden sprinkles.