painted circles project

 

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If you follow us Instagram, you know that there has been a lot of painting going on around here! We love to paint and so do our kids. When you have kids or even if you just love to paint, art starts to stack up quickly. We love our kids’ art work, but it is hard to figure out how to display it. This painted circles project is easy to make and a great way to create personal art for your home…and your kids will be so proud to have their art hanging on the wall! This circle art also makes a great gift for moms, dads and grandparents!

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Supplies:

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Step 1

Collect your child’s painted artwork or let your kids create new pieces of artwork with watercolor or acrylic paints. We used acrylic paint, but this would also work well with watercolors. If you want to make a piece that has a certain color scheme or coordinates with a room, have a painting day with your kids. Pick out the colors that you want and start painting. There is no wrong way to do it! Many of our pieces of paper were painted with stripes and we loved that most of our circles had at least two colors. Once you have collected all your artwork or finished making new paintings, punch out pieces from the painting with your hole punch. Make sure the paint is dry before you bring out the hole punch!

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Step 2

Layout your circles on canvas or a piece of card stock in a pattern you like. We played with a lot of different patterns and really liked them all. You can color block or do a random pattern with the circles. Have fun with it!

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Step 3

Once you have decided on the layout of your circles make sure the circles are spaced evenly. If you want you can get out a ruler to make sure the spacing is perfect, but it is pretty easy to eyeball it. Then start gluing. We recommend gluing the top row and one of the side rows to help keep everything correctly spaced. If you are gluing your circles onto card stock you can you use a glue stick, but if you are gluing on canvas you will need something a little stronger like Tacky Glue. Once the glue is dry, your artwork is ready to display!  You can frame your piece or hang the canvas directly on the wall.

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Happy Making!

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Hallman + Ashley

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