I have been a fan of concentric circle art since before I had kids, but now that I have them, what could be better than concentric circle art made by kids? Nothing, I say! It’s the best! Today we sat down and had art time all together. We traced, cut, and glued, and at the end of the hour, we had these cool concentric circle artworks.
Ages: 3 and up
Time: 30 minutes or more (or break up into two days)
Concentric Circle Art Project
- 10×10″ Scrapbooking paper, or whatever paper you have on hand
- Various colors of paper, scrapbook or construction
- Various sizes of round items to trace (bowls, cups, lids, etc.)
- Glue sticks
- Trace round items onto various colors of paper. Try to get several color choices for each size of item, and many circle sizes to choose from.
- Cut circles out. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
- Choose a 10×10 piece of scrapbooking paper to use as your base.
- Choose one of the largest circles. Put a circle of glue around the edge of the back. Stick it near the center of your big square paper.
- Choose a smaller circle that fits inside the circle you just glued onto the paper. Put a circle of glue around the edge of the back. Stick it inside the big circle.
- Repeat, always with smaller circles that fit inside the last circle you glued down.
3 years old: Will probably not do very well tracing and cutting, but they can sort the circles into piles by size or color as you cut.
4-5 years old: Try tracing and cutting. Can do most of the project with instruction.
- Keep the tracing and cutting portion of the project to about 20 minutes. If your child starts getting bored, save the rest of the project for later or let her start while you finish cutting smaller circles.
- Don’t hover too much. Just give the instructions and let the child choose which circles to use and let them do as much of the project as possible. The point is for them to have fun!
- If you don’t have many colors of paper, paint paper in various colors the day before and let it dry.
- Make your own! It’s fun to play with this.
More Concentric Circle Art Projects:
After the project, we had a circular snack:
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