Rainforest Process Art

This Rainforest Process Art is a wonderful way to encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course fine motor skills. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! 

collage of rainforest process art with text: Rainforest Process Art for PreschoolersI can’t believe we’re already halfway through our Explore the Rainforest theme! This month has been so much fun! Our topic for the week was Rainforest Canopy Layer and of course, we can’t explore the canopy layer without learning about snakes. 

child stamping on cardstock with bubble wrap
The little guy and I had a great time researching facts about green anacondas. We even looked up what colors rainforest snakes are so that we could choose realistic colors for our Rainforest Process Art

preschoolers dabbing paint onto cardstock using bubble wrap
preschooler dabbing paint on cardstock using bubble wrap
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paint swirled on cardstock
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.

bubble wrap rainforest process art
As a homeschool mama, I love these little bite-sized chunks of information at the beginning of each Teacher Guide. Today I happened to look up and look outside as I was reading about the green anaconda and we had a wonderful conversation about how this particular rainforest snake is basically as long as daddy’s towtruck.

preschooler's rainforest process art
Talk about a great real-world application put into terms that both the little guy and baby girl can understand. 

paint swirled on cardstock to make snakeskin process art
The green anaconda is the largest snake in the world. It can grow up to 30 feet in length and weigh over 500 pounds. The scales on a snake help it move around the trees in the canopy layer. 


orange, green, and brown paint on cardstock
Rainforest Process Art

What you need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Paper
  • Paint

bubble wrap pattern on cardstock
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies. 

brown paint swirl on cardstock
Prompts

  • What do you notice about the snakeskin in the photo?
  • How will you use your bubble wrap to make snakeskin? 
  • Would you like to cut the bubble wrap into the shape of a snake?
  • What else would you like to add to your art?

brown paint swirled on cardstock to make rainforest process art
Observe

  • Observe how the child uses the materials.
  • Did he share the materials?
  • Did he comment on another child’s art? 

preschooler making texture with paint on cardstock using bubble wrap
I can’t even tell you how many times we’ve painted with bubble wrap in the last five or so years and each time it’s still just as magical as the last. Little kids love these types of activities and they can be adapted for just about any theme. 

texture painting with bubble wrap on cardstock
preschool making texture on cardstock using bubble wrap and paint
One of the things that we do quite often is set up a process art activity and let both the little guy and baby girl create while I read aloud to them. These invitation to create activities are for sure a wonderful way to keep little hands busy during storytime. 

preschooler's bubble wrap rainforest texture painting that resembles snakeskin
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Explore the Rainforest theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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collage of rainforest process art with text: Snakeskin Process Art for Preschoolers

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