Spray Painting for Kids

Explore visual arts and physical science with your preschoolers using this engaging and hands-on Spray Painting process art. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this fun painting for kids activity. 

collage of spray painting for kids images with text: Spray Painting Process Art Painting for KidsI’m super excited to share this fun spray painting for kids STEAM idea with you today! Not only is it perfect for your preschool art studio theme, but it’s a great way to learn all about nature too! 

fall leaves on top of white cardstock
Little kids learn best through play and this nature spray painting activity is obviously no exception. Children can explore patterns and designs while practicing problem-solving skills using the materials provided. 

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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.

fall leaves lightly misted with spray paint on white cardstock
Who doesn’t love painting? And especially spray painting, right? This spray painting for kids activity is such a fun way to practice important early learning skills with your preschoolers and kindergartners all year long. Not only that but it’s perfect for all of your art and nature-themed lesson plans. 

fall leaves misted with watery paint on white cardstock
If you’re looking for the perfect process art experience for your classroom or homeschool this year, then look no further. All you need is some nature items and a few spray bottles to create a truly unique project. 

finished spray painting for kids process artSpray Painting

Set Up

Set out nature items (leaves, rocks, flowers), paper, trays, and spray bottles of watery paint. Encourage children to set a nature item on paper inside the tray (or you can do this activity outside). Spray the item then pick it up. What design do you see? 

closeup of fall leaves on white cardstock lightly misted with watery paintBig Questions

  • How can you arrange nature items to make different designs?
  • What are other ways to use the materials? 
  • What other items could you spray to create a design? 

fall leaves on white cardstock lightly sprayed with pink and blue watery paint
Activities like this spray painting for kids are both fun and versatile. We did this activity several times and the little guy and baby girl had a blast creating different patterns and designs each time. 

spray painting for kids process artProcess Art Activities for Preschoolers

If you love process art activities for preschoolers as much as we do, then definitely check out these other fun and engaging activities that are perfect for your little artists: 

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with preschool homeschool!

collage of spray painting for kids images with text: Spray Painting Process Art for Preschoolers