This rainbow art handprint wreath is a fun hands-on craft, and and don’t miss our complete resource of rainbow themed activities – see below.
Here are ten super, easy, fun process art activities for young children that you can use to invite your kids to enjoy the delight of colourful, creative, art explorations.
Top 10 process art activities for young children
A glorious abstract art project for kids to try at home or at school. Go big, go bold!
Abstract art projects for kids
This handprint Christmas wreath is easy to make and oh so festive!
Easy handprint Christmas wreath for kids
Remember the scented Christmas paints we used to make our homemade Advent calendar? We couldn’t resist getting our hands in!
We used a roll of brown paper to stamp out lots of colourful handprints. The whole family joined in, all except for the cat ~ although my daughter was quite keen on that!
Then we cut them out, so we had lots of prints in a variety of sizes from little sister right the way through to daddy-size.
To make our Christmas wreath, we drew round a dinner plate on some card, then drew round a side plate in the centre, to give us our ring.
We covered the cardboard ring in glue and started to place the handprints on.
You can use a variety of colours, or stick with red and white. Be as random or as meticulous with your pattern as you like. You might like to use the adult-sized handprints around the outer edge, then fill in the centre with some over-lapping child-sized prints.
We filled the whole circle, added a ribbon at the back, and our easy handprint Christmas wreath is ready to hang.
I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
This extract from my new book Nurture Art looks at the benefits of process art for children. There’s a free poster and links to more process art resources that you can use with your children to help them explore art and exercise their creative muscles.
Free printable: the benefits of process art for children
These Christmas tree math games for preschool aged children are fun to make and play.