Putting together preschool art with sticks was easy since our outdoor area is surrounded by trees. As I was gathering sticks as part of a clean up process, I realized we could paint with them! I love to swap the paintbrushes for other interesting materials, such as when we painted with marbles inside freezer bags, and when we used sea sponges attached to clothespins. This was a super easy activity to put together. I simply poured paint into trays, added the sticks and paper, and the rest was done by the preschoolers. We love easy and fun art!
What you will need for this art activity:
- Tempera paint
Setting this activity up:
I taped our paper to a cement retaining wall, but it can also be done on the ground. Fill the pan with paint, add sticks, and that is it!
Book to go with this activity:
More stick activities for children:
- A Painted Branch (Art Bar)
- Stick Worms (My Creative Days)
- Sticks on Paper (Teach Preschool for No Time for Flashcards)
- Nature’s Paint Brushes (Learning 4 Kids)
More activities for young children: