Pond Art Painting for Kids

Get creative with your preschoolers and kindergartners using this Pond Art Painting for Kids. You’re definitely going to want to add this engaging and hands-on process art painting for kids activity to your next nature preschool theme.

collage of pond art images with text: Pond Art Process Art Painting for KidsDo your kids love painting as much as mine do? We had a wonderful time learning about water using this Pond Art Painting for Kids. So much so that we did this open-ended art activity twice.

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child working on pond collage using cupcake liners and tissue paperNot sure what to put on your lesson plan? Paint. It’s the perfect open-ended art activity. Practice creative thinking, problem-solving, and even fine motor skills quickly and easily with process art.

child making water lilies with tissue paperHow to Make A Paper Pond

This pond art preschool activity is a great way to introduce new topics in your classroom or homeschool. We used this activity to learn about water. We explored measuring water, sorting in water, moving water, washing with water, and cooling off with water.

child adding flowers to pond collageAnd of course, we made these adorable pond crafts using a variety of different types of paper. We used cardstock as background paper, cupcake liners for lily pads, and tissue paper for water lilies.

child's pond art with cupcake liner lily padsIf your preschoolers and kindergartners just can’t get enough of this pond art for kids, you can extend the activity by making watercolor animals to add to your pond collage process art too!

Keep reading for even more pond life activities for preschoolers and kindergartners!

child's pond collage process artPond Art Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Background Paper
  • Paper: Blue, Green
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

child working on pond painting for kidsHere’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Display the Inspiration Photo. Set out all materials.


  • What colors or shapes do you see?
  • Will you tear your paper or cut it?
  • How can you use the cupcake liners?


  • Does the child use the materials to create a collage?
  • Does the child cut or tear the paper into shapes?

child gluing water lilies to pond collage paintingPond Preschool Theme

Learning about ponds is the perfect Spring preschool theme or nature thematic study topic. Life at the pond is sure to inspire your little learners to explore nature and get creative with these pond printables and activities from The Keeper of the Memories:

child's pond painting for kids process artDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our EcoVenture theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of pond art images with text: Pond Art Process Art Painting for Preschoolers