It's good fun creating pictures by forcing yourself to only use one shape. Have a go!
You will need:
You could draw around plates, cups or reels of sticky tape to create circles.
But here's how to make your own compass. Just cut a strip of cardboard box card and carefully push a noticeboard pin in through one end. Make sure your table is protected with cardboard or thick newspaper!
|Make a few pencil holes along the strip at varying distances.|
|Place the compass in position by pushing the pin through the piece of paper, wherever you'd like the centre of your circle to be.|
|Then put your pencil through one of the holes, and drag it around so that you draw a circle!|
|Keep building your circles up, using different holes along the compass, so that they come out different sizes.|
|They can overlap as much as you like - and you're left with a sort of manic bubble effect!|
When you're happy you can colour your pattern in, using whatever you like.
Do a section at a time, in different colours.
|The idea is to build your picture up - but never do the same colour in adjoining sections!|
|When your picture is coloured in, it'll look a bit like this.|
|You can create all sorts of patterns going round in circles.|
|You could even try a minimalist one like this!|
Or why not go really crazy and do a big mad one with lots of patterns within it!
Try it yourself!