Texture Painting for Kids

Practice fine motor skills while learning about art in France with this Texture Painting invitation to create process art experience. Don’t forget to add this fun painting for kids activity to your next artist preschool theme.

collage of texture painting with text: Texture Painting Process Art Painting for KidsToday we’re continuing our discussion of Monet and texture while learning about his famous series of paintings of haystacks and fields. We’re also answering the question, “What textures do you like to feel? Soft? Pokey? Gritty? Smooth?”

preschooler adding kraft crinkle paper to blue cardstockThis 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.

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tray with preschooler's texture art, paint, and paintbrush
Using crinkle paper was the perfect way to create lots of texture. And of course, we decided to break out the paint too! After all, paint is another great medium for adding texture to your projects.

preschooler painting blue sky on cardstockTexture Painting

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Cardstock
  • Paper
  • Crinkle Paper
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue

preschooler painting green grass on cardstockHere’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out Inspiration Photo and any additional supplies.


  • What shapes and colors do you see on the photo?
  • Will you cut or tear your paper into a haystack shape?
  • How will you use the crinkle paper?
  • What time of day is it in your artwork? Daytime? Sunset?


  • Does the child open and close the scissors while cutting?
  • Do they pick up and glue on the crinkle paper?

preschooler using paintbrush to paint green grass on light blue cardstock
We started with light-blue cardstock and then continued to add layers. Baby girl painted the sky blue and the grass green then tore pieces of cream cardstock to make haystacks. After that, she created texture using paint and crinkle paper.

preschooler's texture painting
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Art Studio preschool theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of texture painting with text: Texture Painting Process Art for Preschoolers