Circle Art


I love, love, love how this project turned out! I saw something similar to this a long time ago and tucked it away in my “to do when older” file.Well, my 9 year old nephew was over who I tried to show how to do this and ended up with my starter sheet. My son saw it later that day and was begging to do it. So, I decided to give it a try and boy am I glad I did. He loved it! This is a fantastic simple activity to get their brains thinking and perfect for any age!

What You Need:

  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Lots of circles
  • Paper


Step 1: Gather circles. Any shape or size will be perfect.I had the kids do a search and bring me what they found. As you can see from the picture, they found many! They brought me water bottles and lids off of water bottles and cups, the milk, pitchers and more.

Step 2: Trace your circles on the paper. Circles and be put anywhere on the paper. Let them get creative.

Step 3: Instruct them  that when they are done tracing to color in their circles.

This is what we started with. Left to right: My daughter’s pic (age 3), my sons pic (age 5) and my page

Step 4: Enjoy your time coloring and be patient.I colored my page while they colored theirs and they tried to mimic my patterns and colors. It took us about 3 days working an hour or so each day to finish the pictures.

Step 5: Praise your work, because it will look awesome!

My son’s artwork…


My daughter’s artwork…

and my finished piece.

I found coloring  this very theraputic, too. It was amazing to see how easily my kiddos went down for naps with a little coloring for30 minutes or so before their rest time. Love, love, love it…not just the naps that happened after, but how they turned out!

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About Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady)

Michelle is the creator of Fun On A Dime where she shares her ideas for having simple and affordable fun through crafts, tips, recipes, games and so much more. She lives in the sunny valley of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, 3 busy kiddos (ages 7, 5 and 8 months) and equally energized dog!


  1. Cute project! I love kids’ artwork. Can’t wait until my son starts drawing and painting more. I’d love to do a whole gallery wall of his artwork! :)

  2. I love this project and I love that your son was begging to do it. :o) Circles are one of my favorite shapes!!

    I also find coloring very therapeutic; I can’t wait to color with my baby when she’s old enough to color with instead of eat the crayons!

    Please feel free to link your circles project up to my new Make Yourself Monday blog hop!


  3. cute idea! how fun for the kids!


  1. [...] Circle Art – My kids still beg to do this one again! [...]

  2. […] they can do this! A few years ago we created a variation of this activity, we like to call it Circle Art, with her brother before he started Kindergarten. My daughter was only 3 at the time and she loved […]

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