Art with Toddlers, Collage Play, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play, Valentine’s Day

Watercolor Print Valentine’s Day Postcards

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We make Valentine’s Day post cards to send to friends and family each year. This year, we enjoyed exploring a new process in this multi day layered artwork: watercolor printing! Your 2-6 year old artists will… Continue reading Watercolor Print Valentine’s Day Postcards

Art with Toddlers, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play

Focusing Color Choices with Little Artists

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Do you focus color choices with your kids or students? I do, and I think it’s a fantastic tool both at home and in a classroom setting, especially for 1-4 year olds. A little artist selecting… Continue reading Focusing Color Choices with Little Artists

Paint Play

Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting for Beginners

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Wet on wet watercolor painting is fun for all ages. This process is an art staple in my home with children under 6. You can find all the recommended supplies on the supplies page of this… Continue reading Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Collage Play, Paint Play, Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Post Cards

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We always make a special card for our nearest and dearest on Valentine’s Day. We live far away from our loved ones, so it’s extra important to us that they get something special in the mail… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Post Cards

Christmas, Crafts, Paint Play

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a great process that will be sure to engage your 2+ year old artist, while providing you with hand printed (in this case, foot printed) holiday wrapping paper as a result. Materials Washable tempera… Continue reading Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Autumn, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This process based art play is a great way for your 2-6 year old to explore texture. Loose parts from nature offer endless opportunities to experiment and create. Materials Several colors within a theme chosen with… Continue reading Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

Autumn, Nature Play, Paint Play

Painting with Blackberries

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. I don’t think autumn process art gets any better than this! This is suitable play for any age. It is taste safe for babies and sensory satisfying for all, adults included. Blackberries are in season in… Continue reading Painting with Blackberries

Paint Play

Wet on Wet Watercolor with Autumn Colors

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This process based art play is a great way for your 1-6 year old to experience color without focusing on line and shape. This painting method is used in Waldorf schools around the world. The wet… Continue reading Wet on Wet Watercolor with Autumn Colors

Art with Babies, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play, Painting Objects, Printmaking Play, Pure Process Play, Sensory Play

Process Art Buffet

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Last week, several mamas on Instagram messaged me to ask some version of, “how do I keep my under four year old engaged with process art for more than 5 minutes?!” This “Art Buffet” allows your… Continue reading Process Art Buffet

Art with Babies, Collage Play, Contact Paper Play, Paint Play

Geometric Shape Contact Paper Play

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Contact paper is one our favorite tools to facilitate design play. It is such a fun, easy way to engage your 1+ year old with art. Loose parts can be modified to make this process fun… Continue reading Geometric Shape Contact Paper Play