Desert Night Cactus Preschool Resist Painting

Another week of preschool homeschool and lots of awesome topics to explore. Today was all about Desert Night and making this fun Preschool Resist Painting process art. Of course we also spent some time talking about nocturnal animals. You know, because our desert theme wouldn’t be complete otherwise! 

desert resist painting images with text: Preschool Art Desert Night Resist PaintingIf you’re looking for something fun to do with your little kids, then you’re definitely going to want to check out this Desert Cactus Preschool Resist Painting. It’s a quick & easy art project that your little kids are sure to love it! And don’t forget to save this post for your next desert theme or even for learning about nocturnal animals.

Many desert animals are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and come out at night. It can get extremely cold in the desert at night. 

Seriously, y’all! The little guy and I are so excited! We’ll finish up Desert Discovery this month and learn about Bees & Butterflies next month. After that, it’s all things Bubbles, Boats, & Floats in May. We can’t wait! 

preschooler holding desert resist painting and smiling
We’re also really looking forward to the summer themes. This year puts us right back where we started with A to Zoo Animals, Art Studio, and Science Lab. I’m interested to see how much more the little guy gets out of each of them now that he’s a few years older. 

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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. 

preschool desert resist painting
Desert Night Cactus Preschool Resist Painting

What you’ll need

  • Paper 
  • Star Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Black Watercolor
  • Paintbrushes
  • Baby Wipe

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out inspiration photo and any additional materials. 

Prompts

  • What colors do you see at night?
  • What desert animals or plants do you want to draw? 
  • What happens if you cover the drawing with black watercolor? 
  • How will you arrange your stars? 

Observe

  • Did the child hold his crayon with a tripod grip while drawing? 
  • What did he choose to draw in her scene? 

preschooler using green crayon to draw cactuses on desert night resist painting
This was seriously one of the easiest activities that we’ve done in a while. The little guy used a green crayon to draw cactus plants, added some star stickers, and of course painted over everything with black watercolor. 

preschooler brushing black watercolor over desert night resist painting
When he was finished, we used a baby wipe to remove some of the excess paint. We just very gently wiped over it, so that we didn’t take away too much of the color.  

preschooler using watercolor to make desert resist painting
And that’s it! Quick and easy! You know, because that’s what most preschool homeschool mamas are looking for, right? 

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Desert Discovery theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. 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. #mgtblogger

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watercolor painting desert at night images with text: Watercolor Resist Desert Night Preschool Craft