We love doing art projects around here. It’s a great way to keep kids busy while also focusing on creativity, imagination, and important motor skills. A few of our favorites:
What’s almost as good as eating a donut? Making one exactly the way you want. Here’s what you need to make these 3-D art projects.
- Paper plate or paper bowl (two per child)
- Paint and paint brush
- Glitter, sequins, and other decor pieces if desired for ‘sprinkles’
- Cut the circle out of the middle of your plate or bowl. Start with a hole, and then cut around it.
- Decide what type of donut you’ll make. For chocolate, start by painting the whole thing brown.
*hint: to make brown paint mix all three primary colors: blue, red, and yellow
For glazed and frosted, you can leave the plate or bowl white (or paint it a light tan brown) and then add frosting of your choice (we choose pink).
*hint: add white or black to make brown paint lighter or darker
Tip: Let the kids try to mix their own paint with some guidance and tips from you! Experimenting is part of the process.
- Decorate with your favorite ‘sprinkles’ using glitter, sequins, pom poms and more paint! Get creative with what supplies you have around.
Tip: Try to add decoration on while the paint is still wet so you don’t need additional glue
- After you paint one side, paint the back, decorate, and let dry.
Tip: If you don’t have sequins or other decor pieces, use a hole puncher with colored paper to make sprinkles like we did here.
- Staple the side after drying to make your 3-D donut come to live!
How would you decorate your paper painted donut!? Would love to hear your brilliant ideas!