Worm Painting for Kids

Practice creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills with this Worm Art Preschool Craft. This worm art activity is perfect for exploring lots of different Spring-themed topics with your little kids. Be sure to add this engaging and hands-on worm craft to your next gardening preschool theme! 

collage of worm painting for kids images with text: Worm Painting Process Art for Little KidsI’m starting to think we’re never going to get through the first week of our gardening thematic study. The kiddos are both loving it and we’ve been taking our time and adding lots of fun stuff for each day’s topic. Today we did this adorable Worm Painting for Kids and both kiddos had a blast with it! 

child dipping rubber worm into cup of paint for worm painting
Worms breathe through their skin because they do not have lungs. They help make soil rich with nutrients that help plants grow better. When it rains, worms come up to breathe. 

child painting with rubber worm
Little kids love wiggly worms and what could be more fun than painting with them? I can’t even get over this adorable process art activity. After all, both my preschooler and second-grader definitely enjoyed it!

child splattering paint onto paper using rubber worm
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child painting with rubber worm
If you didn’t get this month’s preschool curriculum kit, you could totally grab a large sheet of poster board or even tape together a few pieces of cardstock and then draw a worm outline. Either way, making this cute Worm Art Preschool Craft is quick and easy! 

paint-covered rubber worm on worm outline
cups of paint and paint-covered rubber worm on worm outline
Worm Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Worm Outline
  • Rubber Worms
  • Paint

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.


  • What color paint will you choose for your worm? 
  • How will you use your worm as a painting tool?


  • Did the child create a plan before he created his art? 
  • Did he focus on his art process for at least five minutes? 

rubber worm on paper worm outline
This worm craft for preschoolers is perfect for introducing your little learners to these fascinating creatures and it’s also perfect for your W is for Worm lesson plans this Spring! 

child rolling rubber worm on worm painting for kids
Each day includes a Community Challenge activity and today’s meant wiggling like worms. Talk about a wonderful way to get moving while practicing important gross motor skills!

The little guy and baby girl chose some really fun colors for their worm painting! And you know what? That’s exactly why we love process art!

child rolling rubber worm on worm process art
It’s all about the process and not the end product, which gives kiddos the opportunity to explore creative thinking and problem-solving, which are both super important skills for little learners! 

child making worm art with rubber worm and paint
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our gardening theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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collage of worm painting for kids images with text: Worm Painting Process Art for Preschoolers