Eat your Primary colors! Eat your Secondary Colors! Eat Your Tertiary Colors!! Eat The Whole Dang Color Wheel!
Today we made an edible color wheel. This is probably the third or fourth time over the past six or so years that we have done this activity. It is always a big hit! First we made some frosting.
3/4 (organic) butter, 2 cups (organic) powder sugar, tsp vanilla, Beat till smooth, add milk to desired consistency.
You will also need a plate or 4, butter knives or stir sticks, vanilla wafers, organic optional and food coloring.
We used natural food coloring, because, again, I am crazy like that, but regular food coloring works too. Actually the natural red would not get past pink, so we ended up adding a few drops of red food coloring. And be forewarned the natural food colorings have a taste-and it’s not too good!
So each of my girls got a dish of white frosting and a plate. They made 3 equal piles of frosting on their plates and mixed up a batch of primary colors, spread it on three of the cookies and set them aside.
Then we talked about the secondary colors and what we would get when we mixed red + blue (purple), red + yellow (orange), and yellow + blue (green). We mixed that up on the plate, ( leave some of each primary color for further combining), spread that onto three cookies and added them to the others.
Next we talked about tertiary colors and combining green + yellow (yellow-green), yellow + orange (yellow-orange), orange + red (red-orange), red + purple (violet or magenta), purple+blue (indigo ), blue + green (blue-green). Spread that on six cookies and completed our circle.
Next we tried mixing all the colors together and got a grayish color.
Molly didn’t like the taste of the colored frosting, but of course Ginger, like Mikey, will eat anything. (but hopefully not pop-rocks and coke together!)
There you have it-and edible color wheel!!
And I know the Mikey thing was just a wives tale-it was a joke!! Geesh