11 Painting Activities for Preschoolers

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Process art is amazing for all ages, but specially younger artists. Here are The Artful Parent’s top rated favourite painting activities for preschoolers that are open ended and so a great deal enjoyable!

Photo by Rachel Withers

Looking for painting activities for preschoolers?

Here are 11 of our all-time favorites that are course of action-oriented and developmentally proper but super enjoyable. Everything from spin painting and puffy paint to watercolor resist and shaving cream marbling.

And, bonus! The outcomes are generally fairly cool, also.

First, a rapid note about paints.

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We use and like a assortment of paints, but our favorites for the preschool age are:

Painting Activities for Preschoolers

Spin Art for Kids
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1. Spin painting

Spin painting is such a enjoyable painting activity for preschoolers as effectively as older youngsters! We use a salad spinner for our spin art, but I’ve observed this accomplished with a particular bought spin art kit as effectively.

painting activities for preschoolers with marbles
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Marble rolling

I do not know about your little ones, but mine like marbles. And painting with paint covered marbles is a favourite that we return to once more and once more. We’ve even utilized this approach to make spider webs at Halloween!

pink, purple and blue splatter painting
Photo by Rachel Withers

3. Splatter painting

Who does not like splatter and drip painting? This 1 is a messier, action-oriented art activity greatest suited to outdoors.

Body tracing for kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. Body tracing and painting

Body tracing art is a beautiful way for preschoolers to develop self portraits, work on self-image, and to work big.

Shaving cream Marbling for kids
Photo by Rachel Withers

5. Shaving cream marbling

If you haven’t attempted shaving cream marbling but, you will have to! Here’s instruction and strategies for obtaining began if this is your initial time. And be certain to attempt effortless DIY Marbling for Kids. It’s so enjoyable and so stunning!

Once you get bitten by the bug, you will want to attempt 6 Ways to Marble Paper.

Photo by Rachel Withers
Photo by Rachel Withers

6. Wheel and roller painting

Who says you need to have paint brushes to paint? Try rolling your paint onto paper with a mini paint roller (sold for painting trim) or rolling the wheels of a toy auto via a puddle of paint.

Photo by Catalina Gutierrez

7. Shaving cream painting

I couldn’t create a post about favourite art activities for preschoolers with out like shaving cream painting! We’ve accomplished this on mirrors, the window, plastic toys––and now on donuts (thanks to our contributing writer Catalina Guiterrez)!

Watercolor wax resist painting
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

8. Watercolor Wax Resist Painting

A childhood classic, watercolor resist can be accomplished a quantity of unique approaches. These artworks are enjoyable to make and stunning adequate to give as gifts.

Salty Watercolors
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

9. Salty Watercolors

This is 1 of these art activities that in no way develop old. Watch the magic of paint traveling along salt-covered glue lines. Adaptable for a variety of seasons and holidays (spiderweb, snowflakes, hearts, and so on) or enjoyable for each and every day course of action art!

Bubble wrap printing for kids
Photo by Rachel Withers

10. Bubble Wrap Printing

Kids like rolling and painting bubble wrap and then printing it onto paper, canvas and cardboard. Create layers of printing with this effortless and enjoyable approach. A amazing art activity for a assortment of ages!

Adding Rubbing Alcohol bubbles to Watercolor waves in the ocean
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

11. Watercolors + salt and alcohol

Kids like to see how watercolors react with unique supplies! This post has a lot of enjoyable watercolor approaches to attempt with youngsters.

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