Splatter Painting for Kids

Practice important fine motor skills and explore visual arts with your preschoolers using this Splatter Painting for Kids. It’s perfect for learning all about Stringed Instruments and the orchestra with your little learners this Winter. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this engaging and hands-on painting for kids activity!

collage of Splatter Painting images with text: Splatter Process Art Painting for KidsThis week, we’re learning about the orchestra and our topics are Drum, Woodwinds, Horns, Stringed Instruments, and Piano and today we’re exploring what kinds of instruments have strings.

preschooler painting with rubber bands and a metal panThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, please see my full disclosures.

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.

preschooler experimenting with making art using rubber bands and paintEach month, we get the toddler supplement in addition to our preschool curriculum kit, which means lots of extra activities to choose from. Our favorite is definitely the Tray Play activity each day.

splatter painting using rubber bands and a metal panFor every topic in our Teacher Guide, the toddler supplement includes a coordinating Tray Play activity and they’re always a huge hit around here. A lot of the activities are sensory-based, so of course, they’re a great way to get started with our homeschool day!

Tray Play gives children a chance to independently work on motor skills and experience sensory stimuli while boosting their confidence.

preschooler strumming rubber bands to make splatter paintingThe process-based activities and hands-on experiences are perfect not only for introducing each day’s topic, but also keeping little hands busy during read alouds.

preschooler strumming strings to make splatter paintingSplatter Painting for Kids


  • Baking Tray
  • Paper
  • Rubber Bands
  • Paint
  • Spoon


  • Wrap rubber bands around a baking tray.
  • Put a piece of paper on the tray and put a glob of paint on each rubber band.

Encourage the child to strum the strings (rubber bands) and make a splatter painting.

preschooler's splatter painting using rubber bands and a metal panAs a homeschool mama, I love that this rubber band painting activity gave baby girl a chance to explore playing a stringed instrument while also making a fun piece of artwork in the process.

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our five senses theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of Splatter Painting images with text: Splatter Process Art for Preschoolers