DIY Color Wheel

Introduction: Colors are everywhere and its always good to introduce kids to them all and how they can be mixed. In this experiment things are going to get a little…messy! Learning about primary colors and secondary colors is the goal today. Colors are always something fun to explore on a rainy day so lets get started.



Photo Credits: Google Images 

  1. 2 paper plates
  2. Scissors
  3. 1 split pin to connect the plates
  4. Different finger paint colors


  • First begin with one of the plates and cut it about 2 inches smaller than the other plate.
  • Then cut a small window out of the smaller plate so the colors can show through.
  • Cut a small hole in the center of the plates and place the split pin in the middle to connect the plates.
  • Take some finger paints and start mixing some colors!
color wheel

Photo Credits: Science sparks

(You can use markers like the Science Sparks post or if you like a little mess try some finger paints!)

Decorating and personalizing the color wheel is also fun so draw what you like! Rainbows, butterflies, and more!


Another crafty color idea wont hurt…right!?

If you are looking for something a bit messier try some hands on paint mixing! This will really get the kids involved, as long as you don’t mind a bit of a mess when its all done!


Photo Credit: Google Images 


  1. Washable finger paints
  2. Large sheets of white paper
  3. Markers to label


Enjoy your color mixing and making!! 





  1. What are the primary colors? How many are there?
  2. What are secondary colors?
  3. What color do you get when you mix red and blue?
  4. How can you make the color green?
  5. Can you find a way to make your favorite color with the three primary colors?


Here are some more cool color experiments to check out!




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