Inside: Put together the easiest toddler process art idea using what you already have: kitchen utensils. A fun way to explore with paint!
We love process art, especially with the toddler class.
The reason we love it? You don’t need to give lengthy directions and there is no specific desired outcome.
And … my favorite part … there is hardly any prep involved.
So when I grabbed some kitchen utensils and paint, I sat back and watched how our toddlers used them for lots of motion while mixing the colors.
Over and over again!
If you are looking for an easy toddler process art idea, this is it!
Easy Toddler Process Art Idea Using Kitchen Utensils
What we used:
Washable tempera paint in assorted colors
Setting It Up
We used two trays, squirting paint in them and adding utensils.
We covered the work space of our table with a long sheet of butcher paper (because toddlers love to make big movements!) and also had single sheets of paper available.
As the children started stamping on the big sheet, we handed them their own single sheet.
Notice that we pulled the chairs away from the work area, too. Since toddlers love to move, they often prefer walking up to the art table, standing while painting rather than sitting.
As I said earlier, what I love about process art is that little instructions are needed.
I modeled how to dip the utensil into the paint and stamp it onto the paper.
Our toddlers picked up the motion quickly!
Notice the splatters. If you want less mess, don’t use the spring whisks!
We probably could have put a bit less paint on that particular tray, too.
Fortunately we aren’t shy when it comes to messes at the art table.
I probably embraced the splatters because I was more drawn to the children’s excitement as the spring whisks moved up and down. They loved it!
Yep, a bit messy and lots of fun!
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