Seahorse Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

The little guy and I had an awesome week learning about baby animals. And of course one of our favorite activities was the Seahorse Invitation to Create. I’m sure that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following along with us for a while. We definitely love process art around here.

collage of process art images with text overlay: Paper Plate Seahorse Invitation to Create Process ArtThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, see my disclosures here.

A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

The little guy and I had an awesome first week of Baby Animals. And of course one of our favorite activities was the Seahorse Invitation to Create. I’m sure that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following along with us for a while. We definitely love process art around here.

toddler creating paper plate seahorse using colored tissue paper
This project had a sort of mixed media feel to it. I gave the little guy black cardstock, a paper plate, and tissue paper and let him have at it.

toddler showing off hands covered with paint
We got Kwik Stix not too long ago. I’m seriously loving how easy these are and the best part? They’re tempera paint, so they’re actually meant for little kids.

toddler holding paper plate seahorse craft made from gluing colored tissue paper on a paper plate
Check it out! Isn’t is awesome? I love it! Lots of color and texture.

toddler painting on cardstock
There was also another collage-type project on our to-do list for today. We got a little derailed, though. Lol… The little guy wanted to paint, so… That’s what we did instead.

I don’t usually bother him too much when it comes to how he goes about being creative. Most of his art supplies are within his reach. If he wants something that’s not, all he has to do it ask.

Although I read the activities and set up everything he needs on trays, whether or not he does things according to the Teacher Guide is totally up to him.

toddler looking at paint on hand
It’s so much more important to me that we’re having fun. I’m not stressin’ a schedule at his age. And I’m definitely not all that concerned about whether or not we get to all of the activities in the Teacher Guide. It’s really not a big deal either way. You know, because life really is about learning as you go.

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