These easy process art ideas for preschoolers will spark creativity in your little one. Let your kids experiment and learn with these fun art projects.
Process Art Ideas for Preschoolers
Process Art is a technique that is child-led. The process is all about discovery and creative process of the project. Not the final product. In fact, the final product is always different and unique.
We believe that there are two different types of projects for kids. Process art and product art.
Process art is more open-ended. You give your children the supplies and a small amount of guidance.
In product art, the final craft is specific. Construction paper crafts are a great example of this.
Each of these types of crafts has its place and benefits.
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Tips for getting the most out of your art projects
- These projects can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess wont be an issue.
- Let your kids experiment It is all about the process! There is no “right” or “wrong” way of doing these projects.
- Allow children to come and go as they please. Every child has a different attention span.
- Be playful in the art-making process. If you are stressed about the mess, they will be too.
- Ask your children questions as they create. Let them explain what they are creating and learning.
Process Art Projects for Preschoolers
Find a creative and unique process art project in this list.
Use pipettes to create fun splatter art.
String painting creates fun projects that kids will love!
These rainbow rocks are fun and colorful. Perfect for hiding around town.
Oobleck makes this process art project messy and fun.
Pour painting creates beautiful and unique art projects
Flicking the stars onto the rocks is a fun process art project.
The fidget spinner helps to create perfect circles. The watercolors make the project colorful.
Did you know you could dye rocks? Check out this fun tutorial to learn how.
Dust off those old fidget spinners and create these beautiful rainbows!
Use our kid-safe thickening agent to pour onto rocks.
These heart bookmarks make fantastic Valentine's day gifts.
Use our template to create these painted paper hearts.
This wet painting technique creates fun hearts on rocks or anything else.
Create fun heart resists with this unique twist.
This process art project combines music and dancing with the painting process.
These pour painted shamrocks can be used to decorate your classroom or playroom.
Each earth rock is unique. It's a fun activity for Earth Day.
Press painting is a creative painting method that creates fun results with less mess.
These press painted apples are great for decorating for back to school!
Use snow to create these fun art projects
Create fun winter decorations with this pour painting project.
These snowflakes are press painted, which creates a fun effect.
Create unique Christmas ornaments with this pour painting method.
String painting on wooden ornaments to make fun and colorful gifts.
Paint on paper with a template to create these fun Christmas trees.
Find unique items to paint with!
Keep the stress level down with these tips for painting with young kids.
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