Art is a journey, not a destination is the perfect definition of process art; process art is simply emphasizing the doing of the activity-- not the final product. It is providing materials and letting creativity shine through.
We recently teamed up with our Fine Motor Fridays friends that wanted to focus on process art and were challenged to get creative using paint. We decided to create using items found in nature.
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To begin our process art activity, I took a little nature walk around our yard gathering flowers, twigs, pine cones, leaves, etc with my toddler and preschooler.
Once we had a paper lunch bag full of nature materials, we set up our art area with paint and paper.
Process Art with Nature
I filled a tray with different colors of paint and each child emptied his/her bag and went to work painting!
It was a messy venture, but it was wonderful being out in the fresh air painting with items found all around us in our backyard.
My two year old opted for a "blob" and "smear" style....
My four year old daughter loved using the flowers and creating prints; the daisy prints turned out lovely.
I joined in on the fun, too!!
I must admit that process art was a challenge for me as I often set up and steer activities with an end in mind.
It was so neat to see how proud each of my kiddos were as they were painting and creating to their liking.
Have you and your children created any process art lately? I hope this challenge we are participating in inspires you! Check out how others explore this process art paint challenge using different materials:
- Bubble Snake Painting | Stir the Wonder
- Process Art with Rollers | Craftulate
- Bath Tub Sensory Painting | P is for Preschooler
- Funnel Painting | Still Playing School
- Hardware Store Process Art | Lalymom
- Process Art with DOTS | Powerful Mothering
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miss out on one of our fun activities we share at School Time Snippets!