How To Make a Color Wheel Turtle Craft

If you're looking for a fun color wheel idea or a turtle craft, you're going to love this turtle color wheel for kids! Learn how to make a color wheel using our fun turtle color wheel template.  Simply print, paint, and learn about primary colors and secondary colors as you make this colorful turtle craft! Follow the step by step directions below to make your very own turtle color wheel kids craft!

How to make a color wheel turtle craft for kids


Looking for more color-mixing activities? Check out the ideas below:

You could also try out another one of our color wheel art projects that uses tissue paper in place of paint! 

color wheel for kids

Learning about the color wheel can be such fun for kids. It's even more fun when learning about the color wheel for kids involves painting! This turtle color wheel template is so cute, kids will be so excited to learn how to make a color wheel turtle craft and they will love putting their rainbow turtle craft on display! It's a great easy craft for a weekend with grandparents or even as a playdate activity during the summer months.

Scroll down below to get started on your own color wheel kids craft!

Color wheel for kids

Color wheel kids craft supplies

  • Color wheel template 
  • White paper (or thin cardstock)
  • Paint - red, blue, and yellow
  • Paper plate
  • Paintbrush
  • Water (to rinse your brush)

How to make a color wheel turtle craft

STEP ONE: Prepare your supplies

Before you get started, you'll want to round up your supplies. If you don't have the turtle color wheel template, you can download it by scrolling down below. You can print it on regular white paper or some thin cardstock. We have several options to choose from - some even have labels indicating where to paint each colour.

color wheel template

Once you have your supplies gathered, add the primary colors, red, blue, and yellow paint to the paper plate. Make sure to leave space in between each color to allow for mixing secondary colours.

color mixing primary colors

STEP TWO: Paint your primary colors

Time to get started with your turtle color wheel! Choose a section of the color wheel to start and fill it with red paint,  skip a section before painting your blue color and then repeat for yellow. You should have a result similar to the image below. 

color wheel primary colors

STEP THREE: Mix & paint your secondary colours

Now that you've finished painting your color wheel primary colors, it's time for the secondary colors!

Mix a little of the blue and red paint together to create purple and paint the section on your color wheel template between the blue and red paint.

Next, mix the blue and yellow paint to make green and paint the section between the blue and yellow.

Finally, mix the yellow and red paint to make orange and paint the section between the red and yellow. 

color mixing secondary colors

You should be left with a result like the image below.

color wheel secondary colors

STEP FOUR: Add the final details (optional)

You have now completed your color wheel turtle craft! If you'd like, you can paint the rest of the turtle color wheel template with a color of choice. 

Turtle craft - color wheel for kids

If you chose the color wheel template with lines through the background, you may consider painting contrasting colours in the background. 

How to make a color wheel using a color wheel template


To get this printable color wheel template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: turtle. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable color wheel template

We hope you enjoy painting this color wheel template with your kids. It's so much fun learning how to make a color wheel and discovering how mixing primary colors creates secondary colors. You also end up with a fun turtle craft that is perfect for displaying on an art wall or even just hanging on the fridge.

How to make a color wheel for kids. Use our free printable color wheel template to make this turtle craft

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