Autumn, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

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 your little artist (we used an autumn palette) on sponges in bowls with a bit of waterTray or bowl… Continue reading Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

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

Process Art Buffet

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 little artist to choose and alternate between different art play, much in the same way offering food on a… Continue reading Process Art Buffet

Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Painting and Printmaking with Legos

This process based art play is a great way for your 2-6 year old to play with printmaking and color and experiment with painting using something other than a paintbrush. Materials 3-5 different washable tempera colors on a sponge in a bowl with a bit of water or dispensed straight on paperLEGO piecesBig paper taped… Continue reading Painting and Printmaking with Legos

Crafts, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Textile Design for Littles

Designing clothing, either for a loved one or for themselves, is an empowering experience for a young person. It’s simple to facilitate this kind of art play at home, but given the permanent nature of fabric paint, I would suggest heavily supervising any of the participants who are 4 years and under. My little artist… Continue reading Textile Design for Littles

Dinosaurs!, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Painting with Dinosaurs

This process based art play is a great way for your 2-6 year old to play with printmaking and color and experiment with painting using something other than a paintbrush. Materials 3-5 different washable tempera colors on a sponge in a bowl with a bit of waterDino figurinesBig paper taped to wall or table Instructions… Continue reading Painting with Dinosaurs

Nature Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

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 tints/shades of the same washable tempera color (some on a tray for painting, some on a sponge in a bowl with a bit of water… Continue reading Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature