Let me start by saying I am not a crafter. I don’t like it and I don’t possess the attention to detail to be good at it. What I do like is process art. In process art, the means of creating the art is clearly part of the end piece. My favourite kind of process […]
Process Art for Children
Process art is the creation of art where the process used to create it is part of the end result. Sometimes called open ended art, process art has no fixed out outcome. I love it because there is no pressure to achieve something particular and quite often what the kids create is better than what I create.
Process art is often messy, but if you don’t like mess then just wait until the weather is good because most of them can be done outside.
What are the Benefits of Process Art Activities for kids?
Process art is great for children because it allows them to express their creativity. Without the pressure to create a specific result they are free to explore the colours and materials any way they want. Children who aren’t that good at traditional drawing and painting can have the satisfaction of creating something truly beautiful. Process art also levels everyone’s abilities, the oldest child (or even the adult) won’t necessarily create the best work.
Process art is a great family activity. Even really young children can get involved in some of the activities and it really is as much fun for the adults as the children.
What Can You Do With Process Art?
We all know that it can be difficult to know what to do with the huge volume of art that children create. We’ve found various different uses for our process art creations over the years. Some of what we’ve made has been used as gifts. The fact that any one can create an attractive result with process art methods means we’ve been able to create some lovely gifts over the years for friends and family. We’ve also created end of year and Christmas gifts for teachers.
Lots of our process art creations have also been used as greetings cards. Sometimes this is by working on a piece of A4 card and folding it into a card shape and sometimes by cutting shapes like hearts and starts from our creations and sticking them onto cards.
We also sometimes use our work as wrapping paper and make gift tags from it. It works best for smaller presents and makes the gift really personal.
You might also like to have a look at our seasonal process art projects.
This a fun project that you probably already have everything you need to do it. While any age can give this process art a go, slightly older children will create a prettier result as younger ones are likely to blend the colours too much. Equipment You Need to Create Credit Card Art Water colour […]
This is a lovely simple process art project that all ages can get involved with. Food colouring is such a useful stuff, and not just for cooking! You can create beautiful art with it and it is a much cheaper substitute for liquid water colour in any art project for children. As well as using […]
We like to make the teachers at home made gift at Christmas and at the end of the term and this year we decided to make these alcohol ink bookmarks. They were easy to and the finished effects are really pretty. While alcohol ink isn’t the cheapest process art supply, there is lots you can […]
Alcohol inks are a great process art material. They are easy to use and they can create some beautiful effects. However, compared to some of the projects we do, they aren’t cheap, and neither is the special applicator you often need to use with them. While you do need an applicator, you don’t need to […]