The Illusive Spinning Colour Wheel

It is time to bust out your colouring in pencils and have a go at creating a spinning colour wheel!

What you will need:

  • Printer
  • A4 Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Glue Stick
  • Rope
  • Cardboard (you can use a cereal box)

Watch the video below for a step by step guide on how to make the colour wheel.

Where did all the colours go?

Notice as you spin the wheel along the string, the colours disappear and you see only white. What happened to the colours?! What you are seeing is an illusion, where the wheel is spinning so fast, the colours start to blend and create white. This is because your eye cannot keep up with the rapid rate of the wheel.