I was covering the learning objective: I can produce the secondary colors.
The first day each student got two 9 x 12" and one 9 x 6" sheets of white paper. I set out the three primary colors with spoons and had each child put a spoon full of two primary colors in center of paper and mix with large paint brush. They were told to mix orange and violet on the two large papers and mix green on the small paper. (I did mention they needed more yellow than the other primary to make a nice shade of orange and green.) What a mess but they absolutely loved it!
The second class we glued a 8 x 11" black paper onto the center of the violet. I then asked them to draw a "roundish" shape on the back of the orange, cut out and glue to center of black paper. They used scrap black & white papers to create eyes and mouth with teeth. I told them if their eyes didn't match or their mouth was crocked, it was okay and would just add to their pumpkin's character. I stressed how I wanted each to look different. This really made the classes relax and "go with the flow."
Finally we cut a wavy or zigzag down the middle of the green and cut one half into strips and glued along the bottom of paper for grass and added one green strip to top for stem. I love them and they did too! Thanks to Artsy_T on Flickr.com for sharing.