This donut art project for kids was one of our favorite projects from the Art with Edie classes we did in 2020 (you can view them all on IG TV here). It’s easy, colorful, and 3-D! Here’s how to make it…
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!