These paper spinners are a great way to teach kids about colors. They use primary colors that spin to create the illusion of secondary colors. Plus it uses construction paper, so it’s a quick and inexpensive craft for kids.
These paper spinners are made with construction paper and are perfect for teaching colors to kindergarteners.
When you make these paper spheres in primary colors and then give them a spin, you’ll see the secondary color that the colors make. It’s a fun and educational activity that kids will love!
You can use these origami spinners for a variety of reasons. They are perfect for playing with and imaginative play.
- Hang them in your playroom or classroom.
- Use them to decorate at a party.
- Toss them around to work on gross motor skills.
Why do we love crafting with construction paper?
Why do we love paper crafts? Because they secretly teach so many important skills for kids.
- Fine motor skills
- Cutting practice
- Following instructions
- and more!
If you’re looking for more ways to inspire your kids, check out our construction paper book!
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Tips for creating this kindergarten color craft:
These spinners are very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.
- You can make them larger so that when you spin them, the whole class will see!
- Mix up the colors. Let your kids experiment to see what two colors will turn into.
- If you are crafting with a large group, try cutting the pieces ahead of time.
Primary Color Spinners
Use construction paper to create this primary color spinner craft! Mix 2 colors at a time to introduce the idea of secondary colors.
- Construction Paper - Sheet of Red, Blue, and Yellow
- Circle Shape to Trace.
- Glue Stick
- Trace circles onto the construction paper. You will need 6 circles of each color to make all 3 spinners.
- Cut out all of your primary color circles.
- Separate the circles. For one spinner you will need 2 colors and 3 circles for each color.
- Fold all of your circles in half. Like tacos!
- Glue all of your half circles together into a stack. Alternating between colors.
- Add more glue on the flat side of your color stack and center the yarn on the glue.
- Add glue to the outer half circles and pinch them all together.
- Fan out your circle to create a sphere.
- Grab both ends of yarn and twist to see the colors start to blend together.
- Repeat with the rest of your color combinations to create 3 fun primary color spinners.
More primary colors kids crafts you will love!
- Red Triangle Craft – Practice those scissor skills with this easy craft
- Blue Pastel Squares – This art project is great for learning about the color blue.
- Yellow Sun Craft – This yellow mobile will look great hanging in your craft area.
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