Materials: Materials found outside or inside the house including sticks, rocks, shells, acorns, seeds, tape, scissors, glue, box, plastic container, or bottle cap.
Think about the process of making art instead of the product. Try to focus more on the experience. Choose an area that can get a little messy. Outside is always an excellent place to create art!
When creating art together, ask open-ended questions like:
- Tell me about what you made.
- Where did you get your idea?
- How did you make those lines?
- What made you decide to use those colors?
Then, encourage children to add their answers to their artwork.
Help your child create a story about what they made.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Use materials found around your house or in nature to create art. Focus on the process and ask questions about the art piece. Remember, it’s not about what they make but the process.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
- Try adding paint to glue, salt, flour, shaving cream, or cornstarch to paint.
- Think of ways you can recycle unused materials.