This Happened in Art Class: Edible Color Wheels

It was the first day back to school after the Thanksgiving break. Students were a little groggy after having a week off filled with family and food. We started the first Painting class for the winter term reviewing the color wheel and color terminology. Next, I gave these bleary-eyed high school students the challenge of making edible color wheels. In an effort to save money, I made the frosting with confectioners sugar, corn syrup and water atop generic vanilla wafers. Admittedly, the 'edible' factor was questionable. Nonetheless, it proved to be a fun way to consider color mixing and review the color wheel and only took about 20 minutes of class time.