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Circle art {Craft Camp}

Posted by  ·  June 17, 2012  ·  Last Updated: June 17, 2012

I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Please be sure to pay them a visit!


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.


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

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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  1. Nancy
    Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
    Love the ideas. Helps me get started planning for class when I draw a blank.
  2. KatieDid
    Sunday, September 9th, 2012
    Have been wanting to do some doodling on fabric, this gives me courage to try and maybe on an old piece of furniture too. WOW!!! I'm realygetting inspired. Thanks
  3. Sunday, July 29th, 2012
    My brother suggested I might like this website. He used to be entirely right. This submit truly made my day. You can not believe simply how so much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!
  4. Amy K.
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
    My kids & I did a version of this yesterday & today & had a great time! Instead of filling in the circle sections with doodling, we used water colors, mixing the colors where circles overlapped. They turned out so beautiful! Please feel free to check it out at http://craftymonday.blogspot.com/2012/06/watercolor-circles-awesome.html, but only if you promise not to notice my crappy photos! =) Thanks for sharing!
  5. Debra Kapellakis
    Friday, June 22nd, 2012
    That is a good and different idea! I like it.
  6. Lucille
    Thursday, June 21st, 2012
    Great Idea! I do crafts with the elderly at a retirement center. I can't wait to do this with them!
  7. Kim Heggins
    Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
    Thank you for sharing this...we did this today in my crafts class in summer school and my kids had the best time making beautiful works of art...thank you again for sharing.
  8. cindy
    Monday, June 18th, 2012
    Thank you for this idea I plan on using it for a Zen drawing to put on canvas and hang on the wall.
  9. kitblu
    Sunday, June 17th, 2012
    This is great! I don't know any kids but my library does crafts with kids so I will give them this idea. I might even join them
    Thanks a lot.
  10. Sunday, June 17th, 2012
    What a great idea! I am always trying to come up with art type projects...this is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
  11. maureen mcgraw
    Sunday, June 17th, 2012
    Great fun project and so easy. Thaqniks for shaqring. I will try this with my 7 year old grand daughter when she visits this fall from Australia. I have been building up an arsenal of projects and things to do with her. Maureen