Please Don't Eat the Artwork


Donuts in a Day


This one day lesson was perfect for a filler project at the end of the school year. I love teaching step-by-step drawing lessons because students feel more empowered when they can be successful. Going step-by-step is a great way to make sure everyone is flowing through the drawing process smoothly.

We began by following this guide for drawing a donut:

Students traced over their lines with Sharpie and then colored the sprinkles with Crayola Twistables. Then, they painted over their design with watercolor paint.

This project was great for 2nd-5th graders. I love how unique each one is, just like my amazing students!

❤ Mrs. K

Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

2 thoughts on “Donuts in a Day

  1. Such a fun one day lesson! I love how each student added something distinct to their donut…The shark, amazing!! Donuts and art are a great combo. I like to do donuts as a 3d cardboard attachment exploration lesson to review the affordances of cardboard.

    • That sounds super cool! The shark donut was made by a student who really struggles with school – not just the academics but the social structure as well. He only ever smiles or comes to life when he is making art and ALL of his art (ceramics, drawings, paintings) are about sharks. He can tell you a million different facts about sharks and draw the different species with scientific accuracy. I love his shark donut so much because he was really able to express his interests and passions. It may not be traditional but it is personal and meaningful which is what art is all about 🙂

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