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Circles and Glue Make a Fun Art Project

Paper Dots Collage Project for little kids- keeps them busy for a while! From

Paper Dots Collage Project for little kids- keeps them busy for a while! From

When one stays home with one’s small child, sometimes one needs a few minutes of alone time. Enter the magical project that will keep a young child occupied for more than 5 minutes while you sneak in a cup of tea in another room. Alone. Not talking to anyone.

I thought this project would be a quick one, but Beckett, at 3.5 years old, was pretty taken with it. It kept his interest long enough for me to do a little of my own stuff. (Drink a cup of tea in the other room, not talking.)

I think the key was that I punched out A LOT of circles, and he felt the need to cover the whole piece of paper with them.

Do you own paper punches? I highly recommend a couple of sizes of circles and a square punch. We use these things so very often, for so many projects.

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That’s it! I didn’t actually command him to cover the whole page, but you could always suggest the idea….

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. Hi Jeanette
    Bonus: when your child is old enough to use the punch, let him punch the circles (or just some of them) himself. Great for hand strength. Some circles with raggedy edges look interesting mixed in your collage.

    • These are 1″ diameter; I linked to Amazon in the materials section for one that looks good. We have a giant punch, too- I think it’s like 2 1/2″ diameter. It’s obviously harder to use, but we use it a lot, too.

    • No! We used a hole punch that’s about 1″ diameter. You can get them at craft stores or even Target, I think. Of course, this made me think about what we could do with regular hole punches. I think when we break one of those out, I’ll either have the vacuum handy or a big floor mat to catch the tiny dots!

  2. Umm….we’re totally doing this one! Right away. I went to the wilton tent sale this week and got a circle punch, I think I need to break it in! 🙂 And I greatly appreciate the bit about the tea, alone, in the next room.

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