Splash Painting Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

Explore physics with this quick and easy Splash Painting Process Art activity for preschoolers and kindergartners. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! 
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We’re finally getting to the point of wrapping up our Nature Detectives theme. This month has been a blast and today’s Splash Painting Invitation to Create Process Art Experience was definitely the little guy’s favorite. It was so quick & easy to set up and of course made an awesome summer activity.

preschooler dropping rock into container for splatter painting activity
This was one of the few that we actually took outside and did in the driveway. It just seemed to make more sense than ending up with a huge mess in the studio. Something told me there was absolutely no way that would end well. Lol…

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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.

tray with small bowl, rocks, and cups of paint
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. 

Splash Painting Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

Visual Arts (32.1), Scientific Reasoning (25.2), Logic (20.1)

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Souffle  Cup
  • Coffee Filter
  • Water
  • Paint
  • Rocks

Here’s how to do it

preschooler dropping rocks into splatter painting
Set Up

  • Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.
  • Mix together equal parts paint and water in at least three different colors.

preschooler picking up cup of paint
Prompts

  • What do you notice about the photo?
  • What happens when paint colors mix together?
  • What happens when you fill the cup with watery paint, set it on the coffee filter, then drop a rock into the cup.

preschooler placing cup of paint into small bowl
Observe

  • Did the child use the rock or other tools to create splatter marks?
  • Did he share his discoveries about any changes occurring?

rock in cup of paint inside small bowl on plastic tray
The little guy loved splashing around in the paint. It actually didn’t take long before he ran out of river rocks and started looking for gravel pebbles.

preschooler dropping rock into small bowl
The little guy splashed some blue and then some some red and even some pink.

preschooler dropping rocks into small bowl
He experimented with sitting down and standing up. You know, because the distance he was from his project when he dropped the rock contributed to how the paint splashed.

preschooler kneeling beside splatter painting activity
It didn’t take him long to figure that part out, but I’m really not surprised. I definitely love watching him make those types of connections, though.

preschooler leaning over to drop rock into small bowl
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Nature Detectives theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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