Autumn, Pure Process Play

Autumn Leaf Nature Confetti

This is an amazingly fun way to engage your 3+ year old in autumn nature play! Mr. Four loves the satisfying act of hole-punching shapes with these kid friendly hole punchers, and collecting confetti that we will use later. It is such a magical process! These have been added to our outdoor adventure bag along… Continue reading Autumn Leaf Nature Confetti

Autumn, Contact Paper Play

Autumn Leaves Contact Paper Play

This is a fun, easy way to engage your 1+ year old with art play (babies less than 1 may enjoy this play, also). Loose parts can be modified to make this fun for every age and season! Materials Interesting loose parts that are flat enough to stick to contact paper (freshly fallen leaves work… Continue reading Autumn Leaves Contact Paper Play

Autumn, Nature Play, Paint Play

Painting with Blackberries

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 the Pacific Northwest of the US, so we brought some watercolor paper and brushes with us on our morning… Continue reading Painting with Blackberries

Autumn, Collage Play

Autumn Sun Catcher

This is a fun way for your 2.5+ year old to practice gluing skills and design play, with a nice suncatcher as a result. This would be a lovely craft for Martinmas, to celebrate and embrace our dwindling autumn light. Materials Autumn colored pre-cut tissue paperGlue (we used a sponge in a bowl with watered… Continue reading Autumn Sun Catcher

Color Play, Sensory Play

Aquafaba Sensory Foam

This sensory play is a fantastic option for any age, as young as 6-8 months! You don’t need this IKEA FLISAT table to explore aquafaba foam! Any bin or bowl will do. Chickpea foam, or aquafaba, is edible and easy to make using the liquid from canned garbanzo beans.To make, simply whip the liquid from… Continue reading Aquafaba Sensory Foam

Paint Play

Wet on Wet Watercolor with Autumn Colors

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 paint dances across the wet paper beautifully as the young artist leads its movement. I set out some form… 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

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