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!
I’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.
If 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.
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Open-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?
Beetle Painting for Kids
Set out different sized lids or caps, paint, and paper on a tray. Encourage the child to stamp “beetles” (lids) on the paper.
Preschoolers can explore stamping using objects of different sizes and shapes as well as color mixing with this engaging and hands-on process art activity.
Baby 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!