Rainbow Art – Process-based!
What is process-based art? It is an art activity that does not have an “end” product in mind but rather focuses on allowing the child to explore freely – usually in a fun and engaging way. Process-based art activities help develop children’s creative expression and self-awareness while also supporting motor development.
- You’ll need a lightweight wide shallow container like an aluminum roasting pan, cardboard box, or plastic tub. It should be large enough to hold a sheet of paper and light enough for your child to move it around.
- Gather a few large marbles or similarly shaped balls.
- Place the paper in the bottom of your container. Ask your child to place a few dollops of paint on the paper. Let them choose the colors.
- Place the marbles in the container and ask your child to tip it back and forth. As they tip the container, the marbles will roll around and spread the paint.
- Experiment with different colors, other types of balls, and different ways of moving the container. Ask your child how their artwork changes as they change these different factors.