Windy Preschool Process Art
Your preschoolers will love this fun process art invitation to paint with a straw!
This art exploration is fun to do anytime, and uses common materials you likely have on hand. If you're learning about Clouds, Wind, and Rain this is a great experience to include in your plans.
Keep reading to see all the steps and our tips for this fun invitation to create.
Just a dot will do
Cover your surface with paper towel or newspaper; then, dot paint all over the plate.
This is an excellent opportunity for preschoolers! Try putting the paint in clear condiment bottles (the kind with a small tip) for preschoolers to squeeze out a dot of paint. This not only supports muscle development (hello pre-writing skills!) it also reinforces using the appropriate amount of materials for a project.
Who let the wind in?
Next it's time for your preschoolers to pretend to be the wind!!
Blow on the paint through the straw to mix and create patterns.
Explore with Angles
Try blowing from above and from the side and see how the movement changes.
This is a fun way for children to learn a bit about perspective as well.
Try introducing a bit about directionality as well! Tape the letters N, W, S, E on the correct walls and give instruction "Pretend you are the wind blowing east"
Preschoolers are going to want to repeat this process! Try adding new color combinations each time to see how the colors blend together.
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