X-Ray Process Art for Kids

Explore x-rays and practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills with this X-Ray Process Art experience. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! 

collage of X-Ray Art images with text: X-Ray Art Invitation to Create for Little KidsWe’re still working our way through this month’s All About Me theme and both the little guy and baby girl are loving the awesome crafts & activities. Today’s X-Ray Process Art was no exception.

child making x-ray process art
Not only did we explore x-rays using a light table, but we also created our very own X-Ray art! How cool is that? 

x-ray inspiration photo
Arms move in different ways. We can shrug our shoulders, bend our elbows, and twist our wrists. Our arms have bones that can break. We use arms to carry, pull, and pick up things. We can use them to hug and show we care. 

x-ray inspiration photo on clipboard
All About Me is a wonderful theme to start off the homeschool year. We can learn more about ourselves and each other and do lots of awesome projects at the same time. After all, hands-on learning is super important for little kids. 

toddler making x-ray art with chalk
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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.

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. 

toddler coloring on black cardstock with white chalk
Want to make X-Ray Process Art with your little kids? Keep reading to find out how. 


X-Ray Process Art

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Chalk
  • Background Paper
  • Skeleton
  • Glue

child drawing on cardstock with chalk
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies. 

Prompts

  • What do you notice about the photo? 
  • How do your bones feel under your skin? 
  • How could you use these materials to make your own x-ray picture? 
  • What do you think happens if you rub chalk on the paper? 

Observe

  • Observe how the child combines multiple shapes or materials to create his art. 
  • Does he explain his choices to you or a friend?

toddler adding white paper strip to black cardstock
This was such a fun activity from Experience Early Learning and of course a great one for adapting to each kiddo’s individual skill level. What baby girl did was obviously much simpler than the little guy, but still just as important. 

x-ray of hand
While I’m working on exploring x-rays and identifying bones with him, she and I are learning about body parts and practicing fine motor skills. I love that the activities we do together each month are play-based and can be easily adapted for both my preschooler as well as my first-grader. 

toddler adding paper strips to x-ray art
Lately, we’ve been doing a lot more with the daily topics than we used to. After all, when the little guy and I did this theme a few years ago, he was barely three years old. Now he’s six and has the ability to understand the concepts on a much deeper level. 

toddler coloring on black cardstock
This X-Ray art was a perfect example of that. While baby girl was napping, we got out the light table and looked at lots of x-rays and labeled the body parts. It was a wonderful opportunity for the little guy to practice spelling and handwriting. 

child's finished x-ray art
We also looked for x-rays of broken bones online and studied them. We identified where each of the bones were broken as well as where they’re located in the body. 

child drawing on black cardstock with white chalk
I seriously love how versatile this curriculum is! It’s for sure all kinds of awesome and has become such a huge part of our everyday lives. 

printed x-rays and x-ray art scattered on table
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our All About Me from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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collage of X-Ray Art images with text: X-Ray Process Art Invitation to Create for Little Kids