Magnet painting combines process art, an element of science, and music! As with any STEAM or process art activity, the focus is on a child's creativity and observation skills as opposed to the final product.
Here are some learning outcomes and vocabulary opportunities for this activity:
Solar Printing is a fun process art experience for preschoolers!
This art invitation is easy to set up and doubles as a science experiment!
Kids love to mix paint! It's just like magic! For this activity we are going to make brown!
For this tutorial the kids made mud for their trucks and cars to drive through and make tracks
Stamping with Bottle Caps is so much fun. It's such a sensory experience, as the bottle cap slides around in the paint. For this activity I've used the closed side of the bottle cap, but using the open side is just as fun. If you don't have any bottle caps you can also use Corks, Small Foam Stamps, or even cardboard tubes.
Through process art Children can focus on the enjoyment of the process vs. the product.
There is no "Wrong way" to do it. Children are free to explore and make individual decisions that result in a unique masterpiece.
It's easy to facilitate
One of the nice things about incorporating process art throughout your week is how easy it is to set up. In most cases you just need to provide the materials (or let them choose their own).
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