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Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

How to Make Your Own Color Wheel From Rocks

Would you like to create a unique and interactive color experience for your children? This tutorial on how to make your own color wheel from rocks is just what you’re looking for. Read on to see how we made it!

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

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Using rocks, we created an interactive puzzle wheel. We also incorporated our exclusive double-sided downloadable color wheel, available for newsletter subscribers here.

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What You’ll Need

Rocks

Paint

Paint brushes

Mod Podge

What to Do

Begin by washing and drying your rocks.

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

Once your rocks are dry, apply a fairly thick layer of white paint.

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

Once dry, begin painting your rocks the colors of the color wheel.

Paint the first three of your rocks in the primary colors – red, blue, and yellow.

Now, paint the next three rocks in the secondary colors – purple, orange, and green.

Finally, paint the next six rocks in the tertiary colors – blue-green, yellow-green, red-violet, yellow-orange, blue-violet, and red-orange.

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

You may need to apply another coat or two to your rocks. We ended up applying about three coats of paint to ensure full coverage and rich colors. Allow the rocks to dry completely between coats.

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

Once your color wheel rocks have been painted and are completely dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to seal the paint. Allow to dry completely before using.

Now it’s time to play! Set the color wheel rocks out for your child along with our downloadable color wheel and invite them to arrange the rocks to recreate the color wheel. Our printable sheet is double sided – one side has color and one does not, allowing your child to use whichever side they feel most comfortable using (color for beginners and black and white for those with more knowledge of the color wheel).

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

Color wheel activity sheets

Color wheel rocks painting rocks art for kids from @theartkit

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Have you seen our related color activities? Check them out here:

Alphabet rocks

Playdough color mixing

Color sorting with duplos and washi tape

Color activity sheet

Paint your own color wheel 

Color themed activities

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