I made three different sizes of circle stencils with lightweight cardboard. Miss E traced and cut them. Circles are a challenging shape to cut, and she requested I help. I instructed her to layer the circles on top of each other, so she could see all the circles, and she could glue them anywhere on the piece of paper. This is what was produced with the circles.
In addition to supporting fine motor skills such as cutting, tracing and glueing, this project is great at fostering mathematical concepts such shapes, area, size, and comparing. It also allows children to see that shapes can be used to create.