I saw this project online one day and took a screen shot with my phone. If you know the source please let me know so I can give credit!
This is the work in progress shot. My fifth and sixth graders are studying the color wheel. I reference it a million times when teaching so why not? I basically gave them the primary colors and had them mix everything in between. If you can’t tell, they first sketched an eyeball. They thought that was a little odd at first. I had them section off the colored portion of the eye (iris) and then mark in pencil the colors they need to mix (in the proper order).
While they were working I kept hearing “it’s like magic,” “this is so cool,” “I’m never buying colors again!” I think they enjoyed this one.