Process art is really a wonderful way for kids to express their creativity and imagination, all while learning and engaging with art. Through this hands-on painting for kids project, children can experience cause and effect while learning about color mixing and textures! The kids went on a scavenger hunt to find some different supplies that we could glue to the end of craft sticks to make our own homemade paintbrushes!
Process Art Painting for Kids with Homemade Paintbrushes
What you need:
loose parts with different textures/materials (we used a sponge, some twine, a balloon, some shelf liner, a foam round, and a pom-pom)
What to do:
Cut out small pieces from your materials and hot glue to the end of a craft stick.
Dip the ‘paintbrushes’ in paint and use them to create some beautiful works of art!
The kids can experiment with stamping with the paintbrushes to see what kinds of prints the materials make.
If you choose to use primary colors, they can also experiment with mixing the colors together to create secondary colors.
We had so much fun with this painting for kids! The balloon was my 1 year old’s favorite, he enjoyed jumping the balloon all across the paper and smashing it in the paint 🙂
Enjoy your experience with this fun kids art project! As always, with process art, let your kids create in whichever way they please and don’t focus on, or worry about, the end result 🙂
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