Paper Dot Art

Your Destination: Inspired by the Peter Reynolds book, “The Dot,” create a dot masterpiece by gluing pre-cut circles in various sizes and colors onto paper. You can enjoy a read-aloud version of the book here!

Travel Kit: White paper, colored paper in a variety of colors, circle hole punches in various sizes, glue stick, black marker, plain or decorative cardstock slightly larger than the white paper, masking tape.

On the Path:
Step 1: Prepare the dots and frames. Using circle hole punches in various sizes, punch holes in colored paper. Using a paper cutter, cut the middle section out of the cardstock, leaving an even, 1-2″ frame on all sides.
Step 2: Read “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds. The takeaway message is that anyone can be an artist. Start with a dot and see where it takes you!
Step 3: Lay the white paper out as the background. Apply glue stick to the paper dots and place on the white paper as desired. Explain that the dots can be arranged randomly, in a pattern, or even to represent an object.
Step 4: When finished with the dot masterpiece, sign the artist’s name on the artwork, and tape a frame around the artwork . . . just like Vashti in “The Dot.” 

Group Tour: Art Gallery Showcasing Dot Masterpieces

Extend Your Journey
Learn New Vocabulary: showcase, display, fair, gallery, masterpiece.
Discover more dot art projects: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:the%20dot%20by%20peter%20reynolds%20art%20project

Photo by: Ylanite Koppens

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