Need a fun art activity that everyone can get involved in and takes only a minute to set up? Yeah, me too. That’s why I love this simple large scale process art project. My boys want to do it everyday!
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Process art is great because, like the name implies, it’s not about the end product, but the process. Which is great when you have two stubborn boys that love doing things their own way. Process art let’s them really get creative!
I rolled the paper out on the floor, securing it with painter’s tape. If you’re children are more of the seat-in-their-seats type, you could do this on a table. I liked the floor because the boys kept circling the paper and doing things from different angles.
I gave the boys the daubers and let them go to town. It was really interesting to observe how techniques evolved. At first it was just cautious dots, then violent pounding. They were quick to realize harder it hit the paper, the bigger the splash!
I think it was Lumpy that first discovered that they could make lines, not just dots. Loopy was quick to catch on.
I LOVE the end results and I loved how much the kids were digging the process! It definitely occupied them for a good 20 minutes on more than one day and they we’re happily playing TOGETHER! Win win.
We’re going to use the back side of the paper for stationary since there’s some bleed through which looks extra lovely.
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