Mixing Colors for Kids - Monster Art Project

Mixing colors for kids can be so much fun! With Halloween almost here, what better time to work on mixing primary colors to create a cute monster art project?! This simple art project makes learning about mixing colors fun for kids. Scroll down below to grab your printable and for step-by-step directions to get started with this mixing colors kid's art project.

mixing colors for kids - monster art project
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monster art project

Teaching young children all about mixing primary colors is such a fun area to explore. There are so many fun art projects you can do to teach the concept. Kids will love creating funny little monsters all while working on this mixing colors kid's art project. Painting monsters from primary colors is educational, fun, and perfect for Halloween! 

You can pair this with a book about colors or monsters, use this as a fun playdate activity, or just for a fun afternoon art project with your kids. Mixing primary colors is fun no matter the occasion! Make sure to choose from one of our templates and get it downloaded and printed before starting. If you can't choose which color mixing printable to use, why not print them both! 

Scroll down below to get started mixing primary colors on your very own monster.

mixing colors for kids

Mixing Colors for Kids

Mixing Colors Kids Monster Art Project - Supplies

  • monster color mixing printable (scroll down for printable)
  • paint - red, yellow, blue
  • paper plate
  • paint brushes
  • black marker or googly eyes

How to Get Started Mixing Primary Colors

STEP ONE: Gather your supplies

Before you get started, be sure to have all your supplies ready to go. If you don't already have the monster color mixing printable, be sure to download it and print it before getting started.

The mixing colors printable comes with two options - one allows you to mix two primary colors and paint three monsters, the other allows you to mix three primary colors and paint six monsters.

STEP TWO: Mix your colors and paint monsters

Once you have your supplies, it's time to mix the primary colors! If you have the template with three monsters, choose two primary colors and squirt the paint onto the paper plate. Paint the monsters on each end in different colors (in our example red and blue).

mixing primary colors

Next, mix some of the paint from each color together to create a third color (in our example purple). Paint the monster in the middle with the remaining color.

OPTIONAL - If you wish you could print off several three monster pages and repeat this color mixing activity, each time changing the two primary colors that you are mixing. 

mixing colors kids

If you have the template with six monsters, add each color to your paper plate, leaving space in between each one. Paint the first monster red and skip one, paint the third monster blue and skip one, then paint the fifth monster yellow (as shown below).

Mixing primary colors for kids

Next, mix your primary colors to create new colors. Start by mixing some of the red and blue paint to make purple, then use this color to paint the monster in between the red and blue monsters. Next, mix the blue and yellow paint together to make green. Paint the monster in between the blue and yellow monsters using the green that you have just mixed. Then, mix the yellow and red paint to make orange. Use this color to paint the monster at the end.

After you're done painting, leave the paint to dry for at least 10-20 minutes.

color mixing monster art project

STEP THREE: Add final details

After everything is dry, add your final details to the painted monsters! You can use black markers, googly eyes, or even stickers to create eyes. Then, draw arms, legs, hair, and any other details you'd like for your monsters using a black marker.

color mixing monster art project for kids

Mixing colors kids - monster art project

Your color-mixing monster art project is now officially complete! 


To get the monster mixing colors printable for free click on the link below and use the discount code: monster. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

mixing colors for kids printable

We hope you have fun mixing primary colors to create this cute monster art project. This monster or Halloween-themed art project is such a fun way to learn about mixing colors for kids. Kids of all ages from preschoolers upwards will have fun with this mixing colors kids art project. Enjoy! 

Monster color mixing for kids art project

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