Display a ladybug print mural that bursts with color.
Low prep, common supplies, kids of any age get busy with creating.
You say Process art? I say Art. All art is a process.
Everyone is creative, each of us only needs to find the medium that we can express our creative language with.
A 20 month old and 7 year old created this mural.
All studies show that toddlers/preschoolers need play with mental stimulation, to help the brain develop. School Age Kids need lots of opportunity for free creative expression with different art mediums.
I introduced ladybugs to the toddler by reading toddler ladybug books a week before we did this mural, and I showed her real photos of ladybugs a few times.
(Recommended Ladybug Books direct download at end of post)
What you need:
- Blank Paper
- Potato Halves (at least 1 per paint color)
- Each color paint poured onto a paper plate
- Dabber/Dot marker
What skills does this art project build?
Toddler and Preschool:
- Sensory Development
- Shape Recognition
- Creativity/Critical Thinking
- Subject Exploration
- Practice with Steps (delayed gratification)
- 3D Subject Learning
- Freedom to create
- Creative Style Development
- Critical Thinking
- Decision Making
- Methodology (practicing step by step)
- Each child takes a potato half.
- Dip the potato half in the paint and stamp onto paper.
- Ask younger children what shape the potato makes.
- Allow the children to stamp their potatoes like crazy.
- LET DRY.
- Once the stamps are dry, each child gets a dabber.
- Children use the dabber to stamp the spots onto the ladybug.
- Ask younger children what shape the dabber makes.
- Allow the children to stamp the dots like crazy.