Beetle Painting for Kids

Explore visual arts and practice attention and persistence with your preschoolers using this adorable Beetle Painting for Kids process art. This quick and easy painting for kids activity is perfect for your next safari preschool theme!

collage of beetle painting for kids images with text: Beetle Painting Process Art Painting for KidsI’m so excited to share this fun beetle painting activity with you today! This week, we’re wrapping up our Backyard Safari topic and today we’re learning all about beetles.

preschooler using circular objects to stamp pretend beetles on cardstockIf you’ve been around for a while, then you might remember the Safari Beetle STEAM we did a few years ago. It was definitely lots of fun. This time around, we decided to paint beetles using circular objects such as corks, spools, and lids.

preschooler using wooden spool to stamp circles on cardstockThis 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, please see my full disclosures.

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preschooler stamping pretend beetles with corkOpen-ended art activities such as this one are a great way to learn about visual arts and especially stamping with preschoolers. What happens when you dip circular objects in paint and then stamp them on cardstock?

preschooler using bottle cap to stamp pretend beetles on cardstockBeetle Painting for Kids


  • Lids
  • Paint
  • Paper

Set out different sized lids or caps, paint, and paper on a tray. Encourage the child to stamp “beetles” (lids) on the paper.

preschooler using wooden spool to stamp pretend beetlesPreschoolers can explore stamping using objects of different sizes and shapes as well as color mixing with this engaging and hands-on process art activity.

preschooler's beetle paintingBaby girl had a wonderful time making beetles and I’m sure your preschoolers will too. When you’re finished with your beetle art, don’t forget to learn all about these fascinating creatures!

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our safari theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of beetle painting for kids images with text: Beetle Painting Process Art for Preschoolers