Quick & Easy Dot Painting for Kids

Here’s a quick & easy Dot Painting for Kids process art activity that would be perfect for your next All About Me preschool theme! You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! 

Dot Painting for Kids with text: Dot Painting Process Art for Little Kids I can’t believe we’ve made it this far, friends. Wow! We’re on the third week of our preschool All About Me theme and this week is all about Clothing. Keep reading to find out how we incorporated Pointillism into our lesson about pants! You’re not going to want to miss this quick & easy Dot Painting for Kids!  

preschool dot painting
Today we’re learning about pants! What a fun topic, right? I’m loving both today’s dot painting activity as well as yesterday’s tie-dye STEAM. 

preschooler painting with a cotton swab
We wear pants on our legs. Pants can have pockets in front and in back. We can hide things in pockets. We can hang pants to dry using clothespins. There are long pants and short pants. 

preschooler using a cotton swab to paint dots
Process art activities are a great way to encourage creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Not only that, but little kids love painting and drawing. 

preschooler painting with pokey ball
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preschooler using pokey ball to paint dots
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. 
preschooler using pokey to paint dots on cardstock


preschooler painting with a pokey ball
Dot Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Background Paper
  • Clothespin
  • Pompom
  • Paint
  • Bowl of Water
  • Glue
  • Masking Tape
  • Tray or Recycled Cardboard

preschooler dot painting on cardstock with pokey ball
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Pinch the clothespins onto pompoms to create painting tools. 
  • Set out glue and three colors of paint next to the inspiration photo. 

preschooler using paint and cotton swab to make dots
Prompts

  • Painting with dots is called pointillism. How many dots will you paint? Do you have dots on your pants? 
  • What do you think will happen if the paint colors mix together? 
  • What will you paint? 
  • What do you think will happen if you use more water while you paint? 

preschooler painting with cotton swab
Observe

  • Does the child explain his creative process? 

preschooler using pompom to paint dots on cardstock
The little guy was hanging out with daddy when baby girl and I did this invitation to create activity and it was definitely great to spend quality time creating with her. 

finished dot painting for kids
We switched things up a bit and instead of using just a pompom, we grabbed a pokey ball and a few cotton swabs too. I wanted her to experience using several different sized dots in her artwork. 

preschooler's dot painting
Pointillism basically means creating art with small dots so they visually combine together and this process art experience was exactly that. 

preschooler's dot painting artwork
We had a wonderful time learning about pants and creating our very own Pointillism artwork! 

finished preschool dot painitng
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Dot Painting for Kids with text: Dot Painting Invitation to Create for Little Kids