Each student folded their paper in half twice to get four boxes. They then chose their color of liquid tempera and were given white & black.
I demonstrated how to mix two tints and one shade correctly (not mixing all three colors together). They then painted one box with just the color, two with two different tints and the last box with one shade. The final step of day one was to use the end of the their paint brush to scratch diagonal lines across the top of the shade.
Day two, students were given a cone and a scoop tag-board pattern. They traced the the cone on the back of the shade box and then traced a scoop in each of the remaining three boxes. They cut out each shape and glued onto a matching color of construction paper with overlapping.
I love the simplicity of this project. This project gives my students more confidence with every student creating a nice finished product. Thanks Sherry for sharing this with me.