Process Art for Kids - 4 Easy Set-up Projects

Process Art for Kids - 4 Easy Set-up Projects

Okay, mamas! Take a break and let your kiddos come create some process art with me and my kiddos (on YouTube!).

Process art is fun because you never know exactly what you're going to get until it's finished! You just follow a process and see what unfolds. There's really no "best age" for it... pretty much anyone aged 2 and up can be successful with it.

My 4-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son both had a lot of fun with these process art projects (and I did, too - especially the last one). We recorded our video in such a way that you can get your supplies ready and then follow along with us as we create art together!

In fact, if your kid is around 6 or 7 (and older), you can probably set out the supplies for the first three art projects and then leave the room. (Take a nap! Read a book! Do something without getting interrupted!!) Fair warning: The fourth project uses shaving cream and food dye, and has the potential to get messy without help/supervision. 

So, here you go - four different art projects for you to try (and a list of the supplies you'll need)! Do them all at once or spread them out over several days. :)


Here's the link to our YouTube create-along video: Four styles of process art for kids using mostly markers and water

Process Art Workshop annoucement


Magic Spray Bottle Art #1

Supplies needed:

  • Washable markers
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Cookie sheet covered with tin foil OR a washable plastic lid larger than a piece of paper
  • Blank paper or a coloring page (we used these free printable coloring pages)
A mother and daughter admire a piece of artwork created with markers and water


Magic Spray Bottle Art #2

Supplies needed:

  • Washable markers
  • Permanent marker (like a Sharpie - optional)
  • Spray bottle with water
  • 2 paper towels
  • Cookie sheet


A woman creates artwork by spraying with a squirt bottle


Blooming Paper Flowers

Supplies needed:

A mother and daughter admire a blooming paper flower as it unfolds in a bowl of water.


Swirly Shaving Cream Art

Supplies needed:

  • Blank Paper or Cardstock
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Shaving Cream
  • Food Coloring
  • Toothpicks
  • Library card (or cut a similar size rectangle out of a cereal or pasta box)
A mother shows her son how to create artwork with shaving cream and food coloring.
See you there!
A heart with the signature "Melodie"

(YouTube Process Art for Kids Video Link)

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