My favorite kind of hands on creating is process art. I am always looking for fun and different ways for my boys to create unique pieces of art to display in our home.
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- Plain baskets (If you do not have any on hand, any thrift store will carry them for the price point of $1-2)
- Acrylic paint (affiliate link)
- Paint brush
- Bowl of water
I chose a variety of colors and then let my boys choose which ones they would like to use.
Encourage them to be creative as they would like. It is fun to see what they create!
My four year old decided to go with more of a splatter look and experimented with a variety of colors and mixing right away.
My six year old decided on one color at a time. Look at that tongue of concentration!
He made a pattern with long brush strokes and stripes which he then wrapped them around the entire length of the basket.
They both decided that they would also like to decorate the handle of the basket too!
When finished, let the basket dry completely. You can use your finished baskets for many different reasons.
My oldest chose to use it to hold some of his very favorite books at the moment in our play room.