Christmas is almost upon us and now is the time to plan for activities for your children, or even just for yourself, that are both entertaining and engaging. Undertaking a few process art activities are a great way to help children of all ages to have a happy and memorable Christmas. There is a special bonus for many of these activities as the completed artworks may make excellent gifts!
Process art is an open-ended activity where the children are in control of how something is created rather than following step-by-step instructions. It is about experimentation and exploration.
Unlike crafts and regular forms of art creation, process art is art creation where the focus is all about the experience of creating the art. It's about how the children feel as they experiment with the materials by providing them with the opportunity to be creative and to try new techniques. And it doesn't matter if the completed artwork looks terrible! That's fine. It's the experience that matters most. If it does work out then what a wonderful Christmas gift for someone!
Social and emotional skill development, language and literacy proficiency gains, cognitive awareness development and physical motor skill development. All are very good reasons to consider encouraging your children to undertake process art activities.
Young kids will love making these painted Christmas trees. With a simple template, your kids can create fun and colourful pieces of Christmas art.
Easy designs are sketched onto a card with pencil and then stitched over with embroidery floss.
Super simple holiday cards with mini wreaths.
Simple skewer ribbon trees that can be made in just a few minutes.
Super simple materials combine to form a fantastic project that kiddos of all ages can get into.
Popsicle Sticks are so inexpensive you’ll want to make lots and lots of popsicle stick crafts.
Encourage your kids to read more this summer with these fun bookmarks.
Watercolour bookmarks. Each one can be customized with types of stamps, choice of colours and edging details.
This craft is super simple which makes it perfect for little hands.