Painting techniques for kids 3 4 years

Painting on foil is an easy process art idea for kids thats perfect for the Winter months. This activity is great for toddlers and preschoolers working on painting techniques for kids 3 4 years motor skills and colour mixing.

Painting on foil is a simple process art idea for kids. Looking for more fun art ideas? This painting activity works on so many skills for young children. Toddlers and preschoolers are able to work on fine motor skills, learn about an artist, explore colour mixing and experiment with a new media.

I love the use of blue and white on the foil and think that this artwork would be great for a Winter theme. We have lots more winter themed ideas here. Scroll down to see a video of the activity in action. For inspiration we looked at the painting ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh. We are loving our exploring famous artists series this month and todays painting activity was inspired by the Van Gogh process art in a tuff tray by ‘Tuff Spot Play’. TIPS: A few people have asked if the paint flakes off the foil once it is dry. We set up our foil canvases by covering a piece of cardboard in foil and taping it in place on the back.

We squirted our blue and white paint onto a paper plate and took a look at Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ image for inspiration. We looked at the different shades of blue and the swirls and brush strokes. Then we were ready to get painting. Easy art techniques for kids: Painting on foil inspired by Van Goghs Starry Night. She picked up a cotton bud straight away and dipped it into the paint.

I thought she might choose to use her fingers but she really enjoyed ‘being grown up’ and using the cotton buds like everyone else. Painting on foil using q tips. Fine motor skills for toddlers and preschoolers. I had a go at swirling some paint around to encourage Daisy and before long she decided that she would prefer to work on my painting than her own.

Fine motor skills and colour mixing for toddlers and preschoolers. Harry looked at the ‘Starry Night’ painting and had a go at recreating some of the small brush strokes. He then used his cotton bud to make some large swirly shapes around his foil. Harry enjoyed mixing the paints together and pointed out that he could make is own swirly sky on the paper plate by mixing the colours together. He loved seeing the different shades of blue that he could make.

Painting on foil using cotton buds – simple process art activity for kids. This activity was easy to set up using items we had at home and each piece of artwork was unique. Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ inspired painting on foil art activity ideas for kids. Inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry night this activity works on fine motor skills and colour mixing for toddler and preschoolers. Subscribe to our youtube channel to see more of our activities. Yes it does and you can keep the artwork.