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Circle art {Craft Camp}

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Greeting friends! Jessica here from scrumdilly-do! I am delighted to share with you a project I did in my first grade class with a visiting art teacher. We created our circles with black paint and used crayon to add our color. I recently happened upon my happy paper of circles and thought how much fun it would be to revisit it with brighter colors and markers for a more fine line feel to it all. Are you ready? The beauty of this project is that you can let your kiddos go wild with color or you can limit their color palette to all one color or two colors, complimentary colors or more. You can make this on a L A R G E scale or a teeny tiny scale, it all depends on the circumference (lookie, I have even supplied you with new vocabulary words) of your largest circle.

 

 Materials 
large sheet of sturdy weight paper
acrylic or tempera paint in three shades of one color
shallow dish or paper plate
assortment of cylindrical containers such as yogurt containers, paper cups, etc
markers

Set up your plates with your paint. Here we used two shades of blue and
two different sized containers. Dip your container into the paint. And
make a print on your paper.

 

 

Repeat the printing process until you have covered your paper with a circus of paint-happy circles. Here is where you can change it up by using only one color, two colors or a trio of happy colors.

 

 

 
 Gather your markers and get to doodling. You can have your kiddo stick with dots or stripes or they can jazz up the spaces with squiggles and stars. Use all the colors in the markers pack or use just one or two colors.
Your kiddos can make one ENORMOUS piece of art or several all summer long. Try making one in each color of the rainbow. Save the artwork and repurpose it as gift wrap. Make a tiny print using a drinking straw for your circles and toothpicks dipped in watercolor for your designs. Happy summer!
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