Splatter Painting for Little Kids

If you’re looking for a fun art project to teach your little kids about gravity, then look no further. Splatter painting is definitely it! Don’t forget to add this awesome process art experience to your next preschool science theme!

collage of Splatter Painting Preschool STEAM images with text: Splatter Painting STEAM for PreschoolersWe wrapped up week two of Science Lab with Splatter Painting. It was for sure the perfect art project for learning about gravity.

child sitting at table smiling and ready to start splatter painting process art
It’s so cool how sometimes our preschool theme and other stuff that we’re working on sort of collide and we find ourselves studying quite a few related topics all at once.

child holding up eyedropper filled with paint in each hand
This week was no exception. Not only were we talking about gravity with our kindergarten curriculum, but we were also exploring it via preschool too.

 Gravity is a force of attraction that pulls all matter together. Without gravity, objects would float away. 

The little guy loved this activity. How could he not? It was messy and he got to explore one of his favorite subjects. He seriously loves Physics! So much so that we actually bought him a Physics curriculum for his Kindergarten year. More about that later, though.

child holding two eyedroppers filled with paint over cardstock
This theme is seriously amazing and we’re loving it just as much now as we did the first time a few years ago.

child squeezing paint onto cardstock using eyedroppers
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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.

child using pompom to dab paint on cardstock
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.

child using pompom to make large dots with paint on cardstock
Splatter Painting for Little Kids

What you’ll need

Here’s how to do it

child filling eyedropper with paint from a small plastic container
Set Up

  • Set out materials.

child dripping paint onto cardstock using eyedropper
Prompts

  • What kind of splatter might a pompom with paint on it make if you drop it on your paper?
  • What kind of splatter will result from squirting paint from the eyedropper?
  • What happens if you make a paint blob on your paper then drop something like a block on the paint?
  • What happens if you drop the object closer to the paper? Farther away?

child's splatter painting process art
Observe

  • Did the child drop objects and make paint splatters?
  • What did he say to describe how things moved?

closeup of finished splatter painting process art
I’m willing to bet that your little kids will love this activity just as much as mine did! There really is just something about messy fun, isn’t there?

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Science Lab theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. 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. #mgtblogger

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collage of Splatter Painting Preschool STEAM images with text: Splatter Painting STEAM for Preschoolers