Simple Circle Crafts for Preschoolers

by Karen & Grace Morris

Teaching kids about shapes? Here are some circle crafts for preschoolers. The projects are easy and fun, soon your kids will be teaching you all they know about circles!

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Making a sun, clock, and cookie are so easy to make with circles that you don't need any directions – just do it!

items used for circle crafts

The circle crafts for preschoolers are made with five sizes of circles.

The smallest is a 1-inch button. (If you don't want to draw around a button, there is a 1-inch hole punch that you can buy.)

The spice lid (small) makes a 1 3/4 inch circle.

The cottage cheese (medium) lid measures 4 3/4 inches.

The blue lid measures 3 1/4 inches.

The clear lid is the largest. It is used for the faces and measures about 6 1/4 inches.

You could also use slightly different sized lids to make your circle crafts for preschoolers.

circle crafts for preschool

Paper Doughnut Craft

paper doughnut

This doughnut will not make you fat, but will help develop hand muscles!

You will need;

  • Medium and small-sized lid
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • White glue

Use some brown paper to make the doughnut. Draw around the medium lid (cottage cheese, 4 3/4 inches) for the outside. Place the small lid (spice, 1 3/4 inches) in the center of the doughnut hole.

Cut on your lines. To cut the center hole out, you can fold your doughnut some and cut a slit on the center circle. 

Make the frosting by cutting a doughnut shape from white paper. Trim it some so that when you glue it on the doughnut, some brown shows. Cut out a hole in the center as well.

Gather some colorful scraps of paper and a hole punch. 

Add some white glue to the top of the doughnut. With the hole punch, punch some holes over the glue. Now your doughnut has sprinkles.

Flower Circle Craft

circle flowers

Flowers come in so many colors and shapes. Here is a simple one that kids will be able to make on their own.

You could provide a green rectangle or craft stick for the flower's stem if you want too.

You will need;

  • Spice jar lid and or large button
  • Pencil
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

For the larger flower, cut five circles from colored paper and one from yellow for the center. Add glue to the yellow circle, place the five-colored ones around it. 

To make a small flower, use a large button and make the flower the same as above.

Glue the flowers to a background piece of paper. Or use a paper rectangle or craft stick for a stem.

Funny Clown Craft

clown face made with circles


  • A large, medium, small lid
  • A 1-inch button
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

On white or flesh-colored paper, draw a large (6 1/4 inches) and two medium circles (3 1/4 inches). Draw two small circles from white paper (1 3/4 inch). Cut the shapes out. 

From red paper, cut out nine small circles (1 3/4 inch). 

From blue paper, cut out two extra small circles (1-inch) for the eyes. You could also use brown or green.

Glue the two medium circles to the sides of the large circle for ears.

Glue the blue circles inside the white ones to make eyes. With a marker, draw around the outside of the white circle. Glue the eyes to the face. 

Fold a red circle in half and glue to the face for a mouth.

Glue eight red circles to the top of the face for hair.

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Circle Crafts for Preschoolers -  Animals

Animals are always cute and you can make several just from circles. 


paper pig

“Oink, Oink,” Says the pig.

You will need;

  • Round shapes large and small
  • Pink construction paper
  • A scrap of black paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hole punch
  • Wiggly eyes

Use the large shape (6 1/4 inches) to make the face. Cut three small circles (1 3/4 inches) from pink paper. Use two for the ears and one for the nose.

With a hole punch, make two small dots for the nose.

Glue the pieces to the face.

Add wiggly eyes.


paper owl

I'll make a few circles.

You will need; 

  • Large, medium, small, and extra small shapes
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

For the body, cut a large circle (6 1/4 inches). To make the wings, cut a medium circle (4 3/4 inches) in half. Use the spice lid (1 3/4 inches) to make two yellow circles for the outside of the eyes.

Cut two small black circles (1-inch) for the eyes.

Glue the wing on the side about 1-inch from the top.

Glue the black to the center of the yellow pieces to make the eyes.

The last step is to glue the eyes to the owl.


bear made with circles

You look like you need a bear hug!


  • Large, small, and extra small round shapes
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Brown construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue stick

Draw around your shapes. You will need a large (6 1/4 inches) brown one for the face, three small (1 3/4 inches) brown ones for the nose and ears.

Cut three 1-inch circles from black paper for the eyes and nose. 

Glue the ears behind the large shape.

Glue on the eyes and nose.

Add a black circle to the center of the brown nose.


mouse using round shapes

Squeaker! Squeak!

You will need;

  • Large lid
  • Cottage cheese lid
  • Blue lid
  • Large button or 1-inch hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Blue construction paper
  • Pink construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Wiggly eyes

From blue, draw around the large lid (6 1/4 inches) to make the face. Also, make two blue circles from the cottage cheese lid (4 3/4 inches). 

From pink, draw two circles, 3 1/4 inches. Also, use the 1-inch button to make a pink nose.

Glue the larger pink circles inside the two blue ears. Place behind the larger blue circle for the ears.

Add the nose to the center of the face. Add wiggly eyes.

Olympic Rings

paper Olympic rings

The rings represent the continents.

You will need;

  • Green paper
  • Black paper
  • Yellow paper
  • Blue paper
  • Red paper
  • Cottage cheese lid
  • Lid measuring 3 1 /4 inches
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Use the cottage cheese lid (4 3/4 inches) to make a circle from each of the five colors.

To make the rings, place the smaller lid (3 1/4 inches) in the center and draw around it. Cut the center of each circle out.

Glue your rings together.

Circle crafts for preschoolers, the round shapes with no end.

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