KidsPaint/ StencilRecycle. September 11th, 2023

Color Wheel Teaching kids colors and fine motor skills

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Before I get started with the color wheel. I made to teach my 2 year old about colors. I have to tell you it’s a success. Since I have made it 2 weeks ago. And I have been using it. I had to teach him to use clothespins only.


The color circle


was Too Easy for him to catch up on. And take interest in!
To make

Material to recycle color wheel


You will need:
  • Foam board
  • Clothespin
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Marker

Instructions to make color wheel

Simply cut the foam board into a circle. Divide it into equal parts. Depending upon how many colors you want to teach your kid!
I divided the circle into 10 equal parts for introducing the basic colors.
To divide the circle into 10 equal parts. Start by marking the vertical and horizontal diameter. Then divide each  quarter into 2 1 2. Measuring the distance inside the quarter with a scale.
Hence marking two quarters as such, will divide half circle into 5 parts.
Remove the vertical line. And the two halves will make the 5th part.
Now paint the wheel and the clothespins. Using acrylic paints with the help of a brush.
It will be great to introduce your kid to spelling each color. Using the same system.
My son loves alphabets. And can

read alphabets in upper and lower case.


He sometimes is in the mood to spell the words also.
That made me write the upper case colors on the Color Wheel. And the lower case ones on the clothespin.
This dual learning at the same time is helpful.
Provided when he’s interested!
I also found this color sorting system.
Very creative and helpful for kids.
Helps with better understanding of colors.
via other learning and Montessori.
color sorting tray
I would also like to thank Frauliebe.
For the Number Circle which inspired me to make the color wheel.
number wheel

Toddler Color Learning.

You will be amazed at how easily this wheel teaches your kid all the colors!
If you make one or are already using one I would love to hear what you think about it!
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  1. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Fantastic idea!! And it turned out beautifully too.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  2. Kara @ Petals to Picots says:

    Very cute idea!

  3. Craftberry Bush says:

    how great is this? I taught an art class before and I would have loved to have this in my class…thank you for taking the time to share…xo

  4. Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom says:

    I made a color wheel for my daughter, but it was a little over ambitious. She was only 13 months old. 🙂 Now that she's a little older I should pull it out again. I really like the color sorting box. Great ideas!

  5. Jen says:

    This is such a great idea!! I love how it can be adapted to other things we are learning too!

  6. Kathryn Depew says:

    Great idea, thank you! I like hands-on learning. Pinned it!

  7. Mariel says:

    What a fun idea for preschool! I've had fun checking out your blog! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' at my link party, hosted every weekend. I know my readers would love you!

  8. Bobi Jensen says:

    Wow, this is really cool. I'm going to start following your blog! So glad I found it!

    I have my first linky party going on right now too, if you'd care to come link up!
    There are no rules involved :).


  9. Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer says:

    A really great idea, and a great way to teach our children about color. Fantastic creative idea! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success! PS – following you on Facebook!

  10. Erin says:

    My little guy knows his colors pretty well, but I like the idea of having the words on there so they can see those too. I love learning projects! Thanks for the great idea. 🙂

  11. Christine says:

    Oh so FUN!!! I have to try this! Emanuelle thinks everything is yellow!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  12. Brittney says:

    I bet your son thinks this is a game, it's so colorful and fun. What a fantabulous idea…plus super-easy. *major gold star for you* Thanks for sharing. Totally doing this.
    -Brittney (my shiny new home-focused blog; come on by if you'd like! Never know when I'll need a color wheel expert…and now I know I can call on you AND your son! Perfect.)

  13. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Brilliant, how fun! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  14. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Such a great idea — you are a STAR at I Gotta Create! I'm featuring you today. Thanks so much for linking up <3

    <3 Christina

  15. Dalayna Dillon says:

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  16. Micah and Katie says:

    Thanks for a great idea. I am going to use the wheel as an art project for school.

  17. Michelle's Tasty Creations says:

    Very Cool! I wish I still had little ones so I could make these 🙂 I will pass this along to friends with babies 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week. Have a great weekend.

  18. Katie says:

    This is a great idea, however, as an art teacher I would suggest actually putting it in correct color wheel order. For example Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet 🙂

  19. emy co says:

    Thanks you for this great idea! I did the same project, with a wooden circle, I will soon try it with my son;)

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