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Process Art Activities

creative art activities for young children- focusing on exploring the art process

Idea for a preliminary watercolor work: learning how to control a brush, cleaning between colors

Playing House: Color Matching Watercolor Activity

hmm- I know a few preschoolers who could probably do something like this and would love it! This beautiful project was made in a fifth grade art class. Teacher Joanna Davis of We Heart Art explains how it was done using tin foil, yarn, glue and Sharpies.

ELENA'S SHARPIE COLLECTION Foil Embossed Art | Looksi Square

Creating tape resist art on foil - What a fun texture to paint on, and I just love the results.

Tape Resist Art on Foil ~ Learn Play Imagine

Flower Printing (learning4kids)

Flower Printing | learning 4 kids

Color Mixing- Color Wheel

Rainbows! —

Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting - make some bubble wrap "boots" then dip in paint and stomp around to create art.

Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting

Carpet Sample Painting & Sensory Board by Crayon Box Chronicles

Carpet Square Painting & Sensory Board

In the Art Room: 7th Grade Natural Loom Weaving

Art is Happening: 7th Grade Natural Loom Weaving

Spin art using a bicycle wheel at 'Garden Gate Child Development Center' (",)

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in the classroom with over 150 activities using those materials! So many great ideas in this post!

Paint that grows. Mix 1 cup flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and enough water to make consistency of pancake batter. Divide into 4 parts and put in snack size Ziploc baggies along with food coloring. Squish it around to mix up the colors. Rubber band like icing bag and snip tiny hole. Squeeze to paint and then pop paper in microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow.

Momma's Fun World: Make your own colored glue with kool-aid - ah, why didn't I think of that! So much more fun than food coloring or paint! A must try!

Momma's Fun World: Make your own colored glue with kool-aid

Wow! Kid Spirograph - from myrtle & eunice and inspired by the art of Tony Orrico.

Myrtle & Eunice: A Friday Night In

Make liquid watercolour paints out of old dried out felt tips-put an elastic band round 5 or 6 dried out water-based markers of a similar colour. Pour water into glass jars below the screw top area. Put the colour tips of the markers into the water & leave for at least 8 hours (",)

Finding My Marbles: Recycling the Old and Dry into Liquid Gold

what fun is this?!?! Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow.

really quite lucky: kid activity for snow days