Circle Art Painting for Toddlers

Looking for an easy shape activity utilising art for kids? You are going to love this circle art painting for toddlers and preschoolers! They will get immersed in play all while practicing shapes. All you need is a few simple supplies to get started. Follow the step by step directions below to get started making your own circle art project.

circle art painting for toddlers

For more shape painting, be sure to check out this Kandinsky circles painting project or our Kandinsky shape art. This cookie cutter painting for toddlers is fun too!

You might also like to check out our list of shape activities

circle art for kids

Process art projects are such an easy activity for toddlers and hold so many benefits to them. This circle art in particular allows them to work on fine motor skills, identifying circles and colours, and explore the environment around them.

So if you're looking to explore shapes through process art, this circle art for kids is perfect for you.

Scroll down below to get started with some painting for toddlers with this fun circle art!

circle process art for kids

Circle Art painting for Toddlers

Circle art supplies

  • Circle-shaped items (see below)
  • Paper
  • Paint

How to make circle art

STEP 1: Collect your supplies

Before you get started, collect all your supplies so they're already laid out in front of you. Find circle-shaped items for your toddler to dip into paint. Bottles, lids, food containers, paper tubes, etc all work great for this circle art activity. You could even get your toddlers and preschoolers to help you hunt for them!

STEP 2: Prepare your workspace

Next, roll out some paper onto the table and lay out paint in a variety of colours for your toddler. Grab your circle-shaped items and set them within reach.

painting circles for kids

STEP 3: Invite your toddler to paint

Now it's time to paint! Invite your toddler to dip the circle-shaped items into the paint and "stamp" them onto the paper. Sit back and watch as they experiment and create different designs. 

shape activities for toddlers - painting circles

circle painting for toddlers and preschoolers

STEP 4: Extend your play

The fun doesn't stop there! You can always extend this painting activity depending on your toddler or preschoolers skill level. Some ideas might include:
  • Find more shapes: See what other shapes you can find around the house much like we did in this shape painting activity.
  • Recognition practice: Practice shape and colour recognition by directing your toddler (ie "What colour is that paint? What shape did you make?")
  • Practice sizes: Start talking about the different sizes of circles of the different objects (ie "Is that a small circle or a big circle? Can you stamp a little circle inside the big circle?")
There are so many ways to extend art for kids. See what you can come up with!

Kandinsky circle art for kids using bottle tops

I love how these circles inside circles remind me of Kandinsky's colour study. 

circle process art for kids using bottle tops

Invitation to create activities like this circle art for kids are so exciting to do. Watching our toddlers learn through a simple art project is lovely to watch and painting for toddlers is so much fun. And they have a blast with it not even realizing all the skills they're working on!

Circle art for kids. Process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting for toddlers.  Kandinsky circles.

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