The little guy and I are still working through our Growing Gardens theme. This week we made some creative dandelion art and of course had lots of fun in the process.
This was such a quick + easy creative art project and one that we’ve already done a few times this month. What can I say? The little guy had a blast painting dandelions with pokey balls.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing for us.
If you’re interested in putting together your own dandelions invitation to create process art experience for your little kids, then definitely keep reading.
Dandelions Invitation to Create Process Art Experience
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Pokey Ball
- Pipe Cleaner
- Background Paper
- White Paint
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.
- What colors do you see in the photo?
- How can you use the materials to make a dandelion?
- Will you cut or bend the pipe cleaner?
- What else can you add to your picture?
- Did the child use the pokey ball as a painting tool?
- How did he use the pipe cleaner?
I loved watching the little guy intuitively paint with the pokey ball. It’s so cool when little kids get opportunities to be creative. And you know what? That’s exactly why I’m all about these invitation to create process art experiences.
Open-ended art is so important for preschoolers. Not only do these types of activities encourage fine motor skills, but also creative thinking and problem solving. Of course there’s also a lot of sensory exploration happening too and what’s not to love about that?
The little guy did lots of dipping and dabbing and used the pokey ball to make dandelions all over the background paper.
And when he was finished, he drizzled on some glue to add the green pipe cleaner stems.
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