This is such a fun lesson in color!
The students fold a 12 x 18 piece of paper in half hot dog style, then hamburger, then bring both ends in what I call "Party in the middle." This will create 8 boxes. They then outline the folds in permanent marker and add their hearts. I have Alpha cakes in six colors. The key is that they can't repeat the same color twice. All is well as they fill six spaces and then...we start to mix, Oh what fun. I love to hear them say, "Oh, look what color I made!"