Interactive Felt Color Wheel for the Classroom

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This project is so amazing.  I love this felt color wheel for the classroom or better yet…in my studio.  I am excited to have John LaVelle guest posting today and sharing this awesome creation as a part of the #ClassroomsWithFelt campaign sponsored by Kunin Group (Felt).

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And now…a word or two from John… Since I’m an art teacher I wanted to create something I could use in the classroom.  I decided on this felt color wheel because I think it would be fantastic to show my pre-k and kindergarten students.  The color wheel is interactive and will allow for a fun hands on experience. Materials: – Kunin felt in all colors – Pencil/white colored pencil – Fabric scissors – Poly fill – Embroidery floss – Embroidery needle – Velcro circles – Cardstock for templates Step 1. I first cut a circle template from cardstock using my Cricut, I just searched the images using “color wheel” and bam there it was.  The pattern was cut at 11.5 inches. If you don’t have a Cricut or cutting machine you can trace things such as a serving plate, a large container lid, a bowl etc.  I then also cut the triangle template used for all 8 colors.  Again, if you don’t have a Cricut, fold your circle template in half, then in half again and in half one more time and you’ll end up with the color template shape. Step 2. I placed two pieces of felt on top of each other and stapled the felt together around the edges so it wouldn’t move as I cut.  I then traced the circle template, and cut it out using the fabric scissors.  I did the same for all eight colors. ColorWheel1 Step 3. Once everything was cut out I began to stitch the felt together, I did this by hand, but by all means if you have some sort of sewing device then go ahead and use that.  The circle shape was filed with some poly fill, I didn’t want it to be too bulky.  I did not add poly fill to the color shapes, but you of course can if you want. Step 4. Lastly I added velcro to the color wheel so the kids can move all the pieces around. As extra I cut and stitched an arrow “spinner”. ColorWheel Pieces Do you want to create with felt whip up some magnificence for your classroom or home school?  You could win an Ellison Superstar machine a HUGE stash of felt. You can enter here… a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cheers,

Laura (and John)

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