Colorful Circles Collage Process Art

E is a big fan of process art! Before our move, when we still had an art room, she spent a lot of time in there combining all kinds of art supplies and having a blast. I’ll definitely have to find some room for her to continue doing this in our new house.

For this Colorful Circle Collage, we pulled out a big circle punch she hadn’t used before, some paint, glue, and paper, and she went to town – not without adding her personal touch, of course. N joined in, too, it was great fun 🙂

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

(E was 5 years and 4 months old.
N was 1 year and 8 months old.)

Materials for Colorful Circle Collage

E started out by painting a sheet of watercolor paper.

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

She enjoyed this part so much that she just kept painting and painting until she had completely covered five sheets of paper with paint 😉 She decided to give the one in the photo above to her teacher the next day, but we still had plenty to work with for the collage.

Once the paint had dried, E punched out circles. This was a bit harder than usual because of the thicker watercolor paper.

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

She really wanted to try her little hand punches, too, but she didn’t have the strength to work them on the watercolor paper.

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

I suggested she try with a sheet of printer paper, and that worked for her. She decided to punch out a bunch of white flowers. {We happened to have a page from my Spring Coloring Pages laying around, and that’s what she grabbed because the blank printer paper was too far away for her 😉 }

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

This was when N started getting interested in what we were doing, and he tried out the flower punch, too. He didn’t even have the strength to punch through the printer paper, but it didn’t stop him from trying for a while.

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

Once E had decided that she’d punched out enough circles and flowers for her art project, she grabbed a bottle of glue 

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

and started assembling her collage.

I didn’t expect it, but she decided to make a pattern with her circles and flowers:)

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

N still wanted to join in, so I had him sit in his highchair, put some glue on a sheet of cardstock, gave him some of the circles E had cut out, and he made his own collage 🙂

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

Here’s E’s completed circle (and flower) collage:

This colorful circles collage was so much fun to make! Plus, it also worked on hand strengthening and fine motor skills without even trying. It was perfect for my preschooler, but my toddler had a go, too, and didn't want to stop :)

 

Fun and simple – a perfect art project for little kids 🙂

 

 

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