- colored paper (variety of colors) cut into squares and different sized circles
- large piece of white paper
- Optional: circle craft punches (makes cutting circles much quicker)
- Optional: Watercolor/tempera paint & paint brush
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- Set out a large white piece of paper for each kid.
- Encourage kids to use the square pieces of paper to create a grid/checkerboard on their entire paper with a variety of colors.
- Glue the square pieces in place with a glue stick.
- If kids don’t have enough of the colors they want, they can cut up other colored paper to make more squares or circles.
- Next, invite kids to layer circles on top of their squares to make concentric circles (circles that fit inside of one another). It’s ok if they don’t lay them down perfectly centered.
- After kids have laid out their squares and circles and have them arranged how they want, have them glue the circles down on the squares.
- My toddler loves using our craft punch to cut circles. It is an easy way to build strong muscles in her hands too.
- After everything is glued down, kids can share their art with their siblings or friends and talk about the colors and designs they selected.
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