Primary Colors Wheel: Let’s Make A Color Pie!

Mixing colors is one of those basic art concepts that children of all ages love.   There is great satisfaction in taking two globs of paint and creating your very own, unique shade of a new color!

A Color Pie is a fun way to demonstrate mixing primary colors together.   Begin with a paper plate split into six pie pieces.   I taped off my sections  but your could just draw them.

Next, using the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) have your child paint alternating pie pieces.   Painters tape provided a great barier so you didn’t need to worry about blurring or painting outside the lines with your preschoolers.   Then, using the Color Pie as a guide, mix two colors together & paint that new color in the appropriate pie piece.   For example, if your child mixes blue & red together, their new shade of purple would go in the empty pie piece between the two colors.

We had fun guessing what colors we were creating by mixing the two primary colors.

Once the paint is dry, it’s time to put the toppings on your pie  & share your creations!

While I’m thinking about it…does anyone else call a pizza a “pie”?   If you need to call this Color Pizza for your kids, then go with that! 🙂

Want another paint experiment??   Try “creating your own color” – see what happens when your kids mix to their hearts content.   My kids usually come up with a variation of brown.

Like this?   Check out one of our inspirations – this is another color wheel created from recycled materials from Preschool Daze.


  1. I love the idea of adding the colour topping on the top too – that would make a fun treasure hunt.

  2. Love how much fun this looks!

  3. Love love love this! I have been trying to pin it all day, but pinterest isn’t cooperating for me. If you have seen it pinned already, send along the link. I’d love to repin it! Sharing it on my Facebook page now!

  4. That turned out really well. What a coincidence that you posted this because we have a color wheel post coming out tomorrow on my blog. =)

  5. What a beautiful and clever idea (with the tape!). Have to try this out too!

  6. Such a fun activity! I can’t wait to try it with my 2 year old!

  7. Hi Kim,The designs are meant to privode inspiration only. There isn’t a way to link each piece to the store it’s from, as the entire design is one image. For the most part, the items are available in the stores at the time each issue is released, but occassionally I have to use items from previous seasons to put together an entire family wardrobe. Additionally, the clothing lines in the stores changes so frequently, often times within 2-3 weeks after the issue is released, those items are not longer available in the stores. Hope this helps

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