This sensory process art was SO much fun, and quite educational! From the science of weight to using the sight, touch and hearing senses, my kids couldn’t get enough of this process art activity! Process art, as the name suggests, emphasizes the process of creating rather than the end result. We took some household items, filled recycled plastic bottles, and listened and played with the materials in paint!
Sensory Process Art with Recycled Plastic Bottles
What you need:
Recycled plastic bottles
Different weighted materials such as beads, rocks, foam pieces, etc.
What to do:
Separate your materials by weight. We used some glass beads, pony beads and pom poms. My kids made piles for heavy materials, light materials, and ‘medium weight’ materials.
Add your items to the bottles and shake them around! Roll them on your paper and listen to the different sounds, comparing the sound and weight.
Tape some paper onto the ground, making a large enough area for the kids to really explore the process. We actually used layered tissue paper for this because it further added to the sensory experience and is crumpled and crinkled under the weight of the bottles!
As my kids usually do, they got creative! Using their hands, rolling the bottles to create a rainbow, and stamping the bottom of the bottle, comparing the tracks.
What a fun sensory process art experience!
More process art fun:
MORE PROCESS ART ACTIVITIES USING PLASTIC BOTTLES:
Plastic Bottle Stamping from Arty Crafty Kids
Drip Painted Bottle Process Art by To be a Kid Again
Plastic Bottle Wind Spiral Mobile from Mum in the Madhouse
Sensory Process Art from Views From A Step Stool
An Invitation to Create from Squiggles and Bubbles
Abstract Sculptures from Figment Creative