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7 easy crafts to teach primary colors for kids

These crafts and activities are a great introduction to primary colors for kids. Use these ideas to teach about red, yellow, and blue to your preschoolers or kindergarteners. They are great for the classroom or for at home.

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Primary Colors for Kids

These crafts and activities promote the learning of primary colors for kids. As they are learning new colors, they will need to learn the difference between the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and the secondary colors (orange, green, and purple).

Using crafts helps promote the learning of different colors. As they continue to learn, you can start to teach about the color wheel and identifying complementary colors.

But for now, kids really just need to learn about the colors of the rainbow. These color activities are perfect for learning about the concept of colors. Next, you can teach about color mixing and basic color theory.

When you’re creating your primary colors lesson plan, include one of these easy crafts for kids.

Create one during a primary color class party.

Or, if you’re at home, create them at your kitchen table and have your child point out other items around your home that are red, blue, or yellow.

Use them to decorate your playroom or hang them on a bulletin board to show off what your kids have learned.

For added fun, grab one of our primary color worksheets!

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Our Favorite Craft Supplies For Kids

These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies. These crafts are a great way to use up that stash of black paper.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plate – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts

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Primary Colors Activities and Crafts

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