Circle printing is a super easy and super fun art activity for kids of all ages.
With a few basic art supplies and some household items you can try this fun circle printing activity and create some beautiful art.
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If you are looking for a fun and easy art activity to your with your kids, this simple circle printing activity is a great option.
Have a treasure hunt to look for circular objects then combine art with learning all about circles while you experiment and create with this fun activity.
It’s a great process art activity for preschoolers, and older kids will love trying it too!
Circle Art for Kids
The first thing to do if you want to make some circle art is to find some circles!
Go on a hunt around your house, or classroom and see how many round items you can find to print with.
You’ll probably find lots of different circular items you can use, some will work well for printing, and others not so well. Try them all out and experiment to see which items work best to print with.
Here are some of the round things we found that worked well for circle printing:
- a plastic cup
- cardboard tube
- bottle tops
- marker lids
- the bottom of a gumnut
- round/cylindrical wooden blocks
- cut up tree branches
- an empty ribbon spool
- plastic yoghurt container
- pom poms
- tin cans
Circle Painting Supplies
Now that you have collected a whole lot of round items to print with you’ll need to collect your painting supplies.
Here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need for making some circle printed art:
- large sheets of paper – or use a roll of paper and cover the whole table.
- washable paint – we used liquid tempera paints
- plates or similar to hold the paint
We also added a (clean) kitchen dish cloth on plastic plates to soak up the paint and make it less ‘clumpy’ on our printing items.
You’ll also need to cover your work surface, grab a smock or apron, and make sure you have lots of room to dry all the artwork your kids will make!
Circle Printing Art
Once you have all your supplies you are ready to start painting with circles!
Simply dip each circular item into some paint and press it onto the paper and see what happens!
Explore and experiment with all the different items to see whether they make good prints or not, and see what kinds of circles they make.
You can encourage lots of learning as you talk about the size of each circle you print. Can you fit on circle inside another? Can you print a line of circles from the biggest to the smallest?
Younger kids will simply enjoy the process of printing as they discover what sort of mark each circular item makes. Older kids may like to make pictures or patterns from the circles, or you could wait till the painting as dried and turn the circles into pictures by adding drawings with markers or coloured pencils.
More Easy Art Activities for Kids
Doing art with your kids doesn’t have to be difficult! There are lots of simple art activities like this circle printing art that don’t take a lot of effort to set up and use basic art supplies.
If your kids enjoyed this art activity then you might also like these simple art ideas: