Reuse for Painting with Kitchen Utensils Activity

Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills while teaching little kids how to reduce, reuse, and recycle with this quick & easy Reuse for Painting with Kitchen Utensils Process Art Activity. You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

collage of process art images with text: Painting with Kitchen Utensils Process Art ActivityThese two love painting and today’s Reuse for Painting with Kitchen Utensils was for sure a favorite! What a unique twist on process art! 

We used spoons, a whisk, and a spatula to make some really fun art that teaches an important lesson about reusing things. After all, who says you can’t give everyday stuff a brand new life? 

kindergartner using spoon to paint on cardstock
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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. 

 

paint splattered on cardstock
Both the little guy and baby girl really enjoyed this activity. I set out two trays with white cardstock, paper plates with several different paint colors, and a few kitchen utensils.

toddler using spoon to paint
They smooshed and splattered paint all over the place. What a truly beautiful mess and a wonderful sensory experience too!   

spoon and spatula on painted cardstock
Reuse for Painting

What you’ll need

  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Variety of Kitchen Tools

Here’s how to do it

  • Place the items on the tray. 
  • Encourage the child to use the kitchen tools to make prints on the paper.
  • Invite him to talk about the colors he uses. 

toddler using spoon to paint on cardstock
This was such a quick & easy idea and just one of the many reasons why I make a point of purchasing the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebook each month.

paint and kitchen utensils on tray
It’s a play-based supplement that adapts the activities in the preschool curriculum to be developmentally appropriate for baby girl and of course she loves having her very own preschool activities just like her big brother.  

paint splattered on cardstock
We get this supplement each month for baby girl, but what I’ve noticed is that the little guy loves to join in too. The tray play activities are enjoyed by both kiddos equally. 

painting with kitchen utensils process art
And while we’re on the subject, the same goes for the process art experience and investigation stations in the preschool Teacher Guides. 

kindergartner painting with spatula
There is such an amazing variety of activities and they’re so versatile that I can use them in a classroom, at home, with my toddler and even with my first grader. 

painting with kitchen utensils artwork
I love that we can take what we want, do our own thing, and adapt as needed. This curriculum is definitely a preschool teacher’s and homeschool mama’s dream! 

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Superheroes theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.

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collage of process art images with text: Painting with Kitchen Utensils Tray Play Art