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Easy Circle Craft for Preschoolers using Construction Paper

This circle craft for preschoolers is a great activity to help teach about circles. Using primary colors, your child can put together a simple broken circle made out of construction paper.

Circle Craft for Preschoolers

When you are combining crafts with learning, the easier the better. This construction paper craft doesn’t get much easier.

circles made with construction paper. Text Reads "Easy Circle-Shaped Craft"

This craft may seem basic, but it packs in a lot of education while still being fun for kids to create.

Because it uses red, blue, and yellow; it’s a great craft that teaches about primary colors.

While the kids put together the pieces, they will be learning about the basic circle shape.

Plus, you’ll be sneaking in some good cutting practice and fine motor skill-building.

You can use this educational craft in several ways.

  • Hang them in your playroom or classroom.
  • Turn them into cute bookmarks.
  • Create them on half of a sheet of paper and then fold the paper into a homemade card.
  • Display them on your classroom bulletin board.
  • Glue the pieces to magnets and turn them into refrigerator puzzles.

Why do we love crafting with construction paper?

Why do we love paper crafts? Because they secretly teach so many important skills for kids.

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cutting practice
  • Following instructions
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • and more!

If you’re looking for more ways to inspire your kids, check out our construction paper book!

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circles made with construction paper. Text Reads "Preschool Craft - Primary Colored Circles"

Tips for creating this preschool craft:

These circles are very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.

  • We chose primary colors, but you can also let your child choose their own colors.
  • You need to use at least 2 cuts creating 3 sections to your circles. However, you can make the project more challenging with more slices.
  • You can play around with the size of your circles!
Yield: 3

Primary Color Circles

circles made with construction paper.

Using primary colors, create these fun mini broken circles. Mix and match your puzzle-like pieces to find a good balance between all 3 colors.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Construction Paper. Red, Blue & Yellow
  • Sheet of White Paper


  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Circle Shape


1. Stack the 3 colors of paper, trace a circle onto the top sheet. Then cut them out craft for preschoolers-in process

2. While holding your circle stack cut the circles into at least 3 pieces. circle craft for preschoolers-in process

3. Pick one part of the circle, in each color, to glue down to your white paper. Making sure to leave space for completed craft for preschoolers-in process

4. Play around with your remaining circle pieces to create all 3 craft for preschoolers-in process

5. You can leave a small amount of white paper showing through as you glue all of your pieces craft for preschoolers-in process

6. When finished you will have 3 fun broken circles created out of your primary craft for preschoolers-in process

More paper primary color crafts you will love!

  • Primary Spinners – Turn primary-colored circles into secondary colors with these spinners.
  • Paper Snakes – Use primary colors to create a cute paper snake.
  • Yellow Sun – This bright sun uses the primary color yellow.

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circles made with construction paper. Text Reads "Classroom Craft - Basic Shapes: Circles"
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