Autumn Leaf Pop Art

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The Pop Art movement began in the 1950s and refers to a simple style that is characterised by brightly painted commercial images, such as Andy Warhol’s soup cans and the Shot Marilyns.  It’s a fun colourful art form that’s perfect for children to explore!

Our  Autumn Leaf Pop Art project simplifies the style, encourages colour play and aims to create art that literally “POPS” from the page.

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This project will introduce the concept of Complementary Colours – Colours that are directly opposite each other on the colour spectrum. When two complementary colours are mixed, they create brown.

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Your Arty Crafty Kids may find it useful to refer to our colour chart. Simply choose a colour from the outer wheel and imagine a line travelling across the circle to the colour opposite. This will be that colours complementary partner.

Autumn Leaf Pop Art: Materials 

White Cardstock
Acrylic Paint
Paintbrush
Variety of Leaves

Leaf Grid Template – available towards the end of this post! 

Autumn Leaf Pop Art: Tutorial


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Step 1: Download and print the Leaf Art Grid template (The Sign-up form can be found towards the end of this post).

Using bright Autumn colours, paint the segments.

Try to alter the order of colours and shades throughout the grid. As you see from our example, we’ve used a small palette of colours with some segments complementing their neighbour, while others clash.

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Step 2: Head outside and gather a collection of leaves.

If your Arty Crafty Kids intend to remain within the segments, then be mindful about leaf size.

That said, there are options! Your Arty Crafty Kids may prefer larger leaves that overlap across the page. Perhaps they could use just a single leaf and create one large print.

This post is designed as a demonstration for one technique, however, I’m sure your Arty Crafty Kids will have their own ideas and it’s important to run with that creativity.

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Step 3: Let’s paint!

For best results, use acrylic paint and apply with a brush.

When it comes to printing, less is more and detail is easily lost in the excess paint. This will be a process of trial and error for your Arty Crafty Kids, but that’s part of the fun!

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Step 4: With each leag, press the painted side down firmly onto the grid and gently move your finger across the leaf, pressing down around the edges.

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Step 5: Peel the leaf away from the grid to reveal the print.

With each print, select a different complementary colour to make the leaf POP  from the page.

If your Arty Crafty Kids need assistance with their colour choices, refer to the colour wheel. They should also be encouraged to experiment for themselves.

My own daughter had her own ideas and prefered to use the same coloured print for every segment, which is equally as effective and a great learning exercise with respect to understanding how colours work together.

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Step 6: Continue the process until the grid is full of leaf prints!

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I hope you’re Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their Autumn Leaf Pop Art!

These pieces look amazing framed and even better with multiple pop art projects using different leaf prints and colours. Can you imagine how an Autumn Leaf Pop Art display could look?

 

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EXAMPLE: These pumpkin and acorn POP ART templates can be accessed via our members’ area…
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For more art and craft inspiration this Autumn, take a look at our viral Autumn Leaf Art project and fun Rainbow Leaf Art that plays with negative and positive space.

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Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids

“Never, even as a child, would I bend to a rule” – Claude Monet

Our Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids is open to breaking the rules. Using a piece of card and spoon for colour mixing, children can recreate their own impressionist water lily painting. And while our tool of choice is the spoon, children can explore and experiment with their hands, brushes, a sponge, scrap card or anything else they fancy trying to add texture and movement to the pond.

A spoon could be considered an unusual tool for exploring the works of famous artists. However, as you will soon find out, it blends the colours beautifully and smooths the paint as it spreads across the cardboard canvas, creating a ‘reflective’ surface that was key to Monet’s exploration of capturing patterns of changing light. The spoon can create swirls and movement, that naturally flows, almost like water.

Although a simple twist, it’s one that lends itself to adaption and can be easily applied within the home or classroom.

So let’s gather some old cardboard, paint, and a spoon, and get started!

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids: Materials

Thick Cardboard from an old box
Paint (Blue, White, Yellow)
A Spoon
Tissue Paper
Green Stockcard
Button
Scissors
PVA Glue

VIDEO Tutorial: 

 

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Using a piece of cardboard, cut it into a pond like shape and add sporadically add blobs of blue, yellow and white paint across the surface.

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Step 2: Spread the spoon across the surface, capturing the paint and blending, while spreading to across the surface.

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Step 3: Swirl and move the paint across until the cardboard is completely covered.

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Step 4: To add texture to smooth surface, try tearing the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated card to create prints across the ‘pond’.

My daughter suggested that these could be ripples created by bugs that often hover across the water, or perhaps a frog that’s just leaped in.

Either way, encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to spend time working on their pond surface, blending colours and if necessary, adding more paint.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids #famousartists #kidsart #artforkids #monetforkidsStep 5: Using green stock card, add some lily pads to the pond.

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Step 6: And finishing off with tissue paper lilies!

To make the lilies, cut out a pair of circles using two different colours for contrast (or the same) and place a button into the centre, securing with PVA glue.

Then simply scrunch the paper around the button to create a 3D effect.

And the Claude Monet Water Lily Art Project for Kids is now complete!

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I hope your children have fun recreating Monet’s Water Lilies. For more projects inspired by famous artists, check out:

Splat Painting for Kids 

Kandinsky Pebbles

Kandinsky Heart Art Project

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Heart Art Projects

With love in the air, we’re turning our arty crafty hands to Valentine’s Day-themed activities and today I have the pleasure of showing you 18 brilliant Heart Art Projects for kids, that use a variety of processes and mediums to encourage creative freedom and exploration.

And while we have labelled them as ‘Valentine’s Art’, in reality, these projects are great for any occasion and if gifted, they’ll certainly warm hearts.

They say that variety is the spice of life and as with all ’round-ups’ featured on Arty Crafty Kids, I aim to appeal to all age groups and abilities to ensure that you’ll find something inspiring for your Arty Crafty Kids.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

18 Heart Art Projects for Kids 

To learn more about any of the Heart Art Projects featured, click the links provided to be diverted to the full instructions.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Valentines Heart Art Projects for kids #valentinesday #hearts #kidsartThis wonderful abstract heart art process from Nurture Store is perfect for very young children.

Simple and effective Optical Illusion Art from Pink Stripey Socks.

I adore how this Scandanivan Inspired heart from Fireflies and Mudpies is formed (it’s easier than it looks and includes a template!).

Watercolours and Black Glue works beautifully together. Discover how to make your own Black Glue Heart art over on Red Ted Art.

Perfect for young children, Flash Bugs Studio have created this amazing tissue and newspaper heart collage that children will love.

Gorgeous Watercolour Heart Handprint Tree from Arty Crafty Kids.

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This Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art idea from Arty Crafty Kids looks amazing displayed on the wall!

Combine art with maths to create this fabulous geometric heart by Kids Steam Lab.

I love how these puffy hearts (by School Time Snippets) add some fine motor threading to the design.

Simply beautiful Rainbow Heart Suncatcher by Fireflies and Mudpies.

This grass heart creation by Mother Natured is perfect for getting creative outside.

Beautiful Rainbow Puffy Heart art by the fabulous Art Bar.

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Pop over the Meri Cherry to discover how to make this mixed media cardboard Heart Hanging.

And continuing with the mixed media theme, Make It Your Own has a beautiful fabric and cardboard heart that’s perfect for crafting with recycled materials.

Combine Newspaper and Watercolours to make a torn Heart Collage (by the Pinterested Parent).

Squiggle heart art becomes more interesting with this yarn technique by Arty Crafty Kids.

Use fingerprints to create this beautiful heart shaped tree by Easy Peasy and Fun.

And finally, we’ve used our fingerprints to create hearts around a lovely handprint tree!

 

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Playful Pup Newspaper Art Project

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!

They say that you’re either a cat person or a dog person, and following the success of our recent ‘Cool Cat Newspaper Art Project’ post,  it would appear that more than just a few of you are dog people. My inbox has been inundated with requests for a dog template! And even as a self-confessed lady, I can’t resist a pair of cute puppy dog eyes and have created a ‘Playful Pup Newspaper Art Project’ for all you dog lovers and paw patrol fans.

This project includes a free ‘playful pup’ template that can be found near the bottom of this post.–

So gather the kids, print off the template and raid the recycling bin for your old magazines and newspapers!

Playful Pup Newspaper Art Project: Materials and Tutorial 

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Black Stock Card
Newspaper/Magazines or Scrap Paper
Scissors
PVA Glue
Black Sharpie

Playful Pup Tutorial! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!
Step 1: Gather the materials and present them to your Arty Crafty Kids with a pair of scissors and a pot of PVA glue.

This is a great opportunity for children to practice their scissor skills and use creative thinking to reuse the materials presented.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!

While we have used a black card backing, many of our subscribers replaced the black with fluorescent colours and coordinated their pups and cats with the backdrop. One reader went a step further and created a DIY picture frame out of dyed craft sticks!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!
Step 3: Trace around the body parts onto newspaper and magazine scaps and cut the shapes out.

Have a good flick through the papers,  selecting different colours and patterns, paying special attention to the fabrics and patterns of clothes and furniture – some real gems can be found!

Oh, and if you’re paying attention to the image above, you will notice that we have 4 eye patch cutouts, as two double as paw points for a standing playful pup position.
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!

Step 5: Arrange the body parts to form a ‘playful pup’ – we have featured four playful poses, are there any more?

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!

Playful Pup Template! 

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Playful Pup Newspaper Art Project is now complete! 

I hope you enjoy creating your own playful pups and make sure you head over to our facebook page to show us your creations!

For more newspaper art, check out our popular posts:

Cool Cat Newspaper Art 

Unicorn Newspaper Art 

Lion Newspaper Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Playful Pup Newspaper Art | A fun dog craft for kids using recycled materials, including newspaper and magazines. With a free template included, this is a must activity for any paw patrol fans who fancy creating their own playful pup!

Spooky Silhouette Tree Kids Art Project

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Spooky Tree Silhouette Painting | A super fun and easy art project for kids using the scrape painting technique!

Scrape painting is an incredibly simple, but effective art technique that is perfectly suited to this Spooky Silhouette Tree Kids Art Project. Using just a little paint and scraps of leftover stock card, kids will have a blast mixing the colours to create beautiful backdrops, filled with interesting colour blends and textures.

The tree element of the art project offers a superb opportunity for children to work on their cutting and fine motor skills. With just a pair of scissors and a piece of a4 stock card, kids can cut cut cut freely to form their desired shapes, without the pressure of ‘following lines’ or getting it wrong. It’s about tapping into their creative flow and finding their natural cutting rhythm.

Sound good?

Let’s get started!

Spooky Silhouette Kids Art Project: Materials and Tutorial

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Black Stock Card
White Stock Card
Kid-Friendly Paint
PVA Glue
Scissors

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Step 1: Begin cutting a tree form from a single piece of black card, starting from a central point at the bottom of the page and working your way up to create a curve – this will become the first branch and the starting point for the tree.

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Step 2: Continue cutting, twisting and bending to create multiple branches.

Try to make use of the full A4 space as you work around the card forming the branches of the tree.

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Step 3: Using the cuttings from the card, cut them into several thick rectangular shapes and put them to one side along a piece of white A4 card.

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Step 4: Add a number of blobs of paint to a piece of white card, starting with the lightest shades at the top and darker shades at the bottom.

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Step 5: Using a piece of scrap card, scrape the paint across the page.

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Step 6: Continue this process all the way to the bottom of the page, scraping the paint from left to right and right to left, picking up different colours and mixing along the way.

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Step 7: Leave the backdrop to dry and then apply lots of PVA glue to the back of the tree silhouette.

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Step 8: Complete the Silhouette painting by adding the tree.

The Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project is now Complete! 

I hope the Arty Crafty Kids love this easy Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project. With Halloween approaching, this could be good alternative the ghosts and ghoul crafts.

For more simple art projects, take a look at these:

Bubble Wrap Printing 

Cling Film Art 

Printing with Bottles

All of these processes can be used to create silhouette backdrops – it could be fun to experiment and try all of these techniques at once!

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Black Glue Sunflower Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Glue Sunflower Art | A beautiful black glue sunflower art project for kids. Perfect for summer crafting.

Black Glue Resist is the ‘must try’ technique for the Summer. I adore the brilliant sheen of the black glue against the watercolour paint, making the design almost pop out from the page! The possibilities are end-less with this incredibly simple process and it can adapted and enjoyed by little kids, big kids and adults. So if you’re looking for that perfect project to try this Summer, then I’m sure you will love our Black Glue Sunflower Art project.

Black Glue Sunflower Art

With a few basic materials and a handy sunflower template, this project couldn’t be easier.

All the details of how to make the glue, along with the template can be found over at I Heart Crafty Things where I had the pleasure of creating this post for the lovely Rachel. While you’re there, have a good look around her website – it’s like an Aladdins cave of awesome craft ideas for kids!

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Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Glue Sunflower Art | A beautiful black glue sunflower art project for kids. Perfect for summer crafting.

The template design for this pretty black glue resist sunflower art is a simplified version of our gorgeous sunflower ‘zentangle’ inspired colouring page, that’s free to download in an A4 format and A5 greetings card.

So while your kids are busy painting or are waiting for the black glue to dry, why not download our colouring page for a spot of calming colouring too?

Sunflower CP Download

And finally, if you’re looking for any additional inspiration for crafts to try this Summer, then take a look at this amazing collection Under the Sea crafts, our very own black glue resist jellyfish and super cool watermelon paper plate bag!

I hope you enjoy creating and colouring sunflowers with the kids!

Best,

Helen

 

 

 

Bubble Wrap Printing

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Bubble Wrap Printing is a fun and easy art process for kids, with endless possibilities.

Kids can play with colours and patterns to create frame worthy works of art or transform them into snakes, lizards, fish, collages or mosaics. They could be recycled as wrapping paper or used to decorate a plain notebook.

The process could be applied to create beautiful sunsets or underwater backdrops.

There really are no boundaries and with just a few materials and minimal prep, this is a great art idea for a rainy day or with a group of kids!

Shall we get started?
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Bubble Wrap Printing

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Paper / Stock Card
Paint
Bubble Wrap
Double Sided Sticky Tape
Scissors
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The one thing I can tell you is that once the kids get started with this process, they will not want to stop!

To make life easier, stick some double sided sticky tape onto a table. Once the kids have used up the bubble wrap and are ready to move onto the next piece, all you have to do is whip of the bubble wrap and stick the second piece onto the tape. This will make the change over so much easier as the tape can be reused time and time again until the kiddies have finished.

Next, add paint.

As you will see from the video, my daughter and I had two different approaches, and that’s the beauty of this process – there is no right or wrong, kids are free to explore, play and experiment.

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However your child chooses to apply the paint, once the bubble wrap is sufficiently covered, place the paper on top of the bubble wrap and gentle press down until you see the ‘bubble’ shadows appear through the paper.

Gently peel the paper away, leave to dry and admire the gorgeous prints!

I hope you enjoy this simple bubble wrap and for more bubble wrap art ideas, take a look at our bubble wrap stamps and mess-free bubble wrap art.

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Black Line Exploration

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Line Exploration Art

We’ve become huge fans of resist art and are gradually working our way through the mediums. The black oil pastel is my personal favourite and the thick, bold, slightly smudged black lines used within this black line exploration piece creates an incredible faux stain glass window affect.

It’s a fun and easy way for kids to play with and explore geometrical shapes, squiggles or/and simple patterns, and it’s entirely process led!

Why Resist Art? 

Oil and water do not mix, and resist techniques play on this aversion with fabulous results.

Traditionally, a resist material is used to retain the white and as your kids wash over the lines with their watercolours, they’ll see the paint repelled. My own children love this process and in within modern art, the technique is also used to create interesting textures.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Line Exploration Art

Black Line Exploration Art 

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Supplies: 

Watercolour Paints
Watercolour Paper
Black Oil Pastel Or Crayon
Ruler

The objective of this activity is for kids to simply play with the materials and see what happens.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Line Exploration Art

They can explore geometrical shapes and symmetry to create an unusual abstract piece of art or perhaps a challenge could be set in the form of: how many triangles can you fit into a square/rectangle?

This could be a fun way for kids to consider angles and space within a natural, no pressure context.

Alternatively, they can create squiggles, shapes, flowers, animals or just simply go with the flow and allow their creativity to flow!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Line Exploration Art

To get started, all you need is some watercolour paper, a black oil pastel and watercolour paint.

Then, take a BIG step back and see what your kids do…

Remember there’s no right or wrong with process art and usually, kids are at their most creative when given the freedom to explore.

For more arty inspiration, take a look at Yarn Art Process Art, Hot Glue Resist Heart and our super popular Oil Pastel Resist Spiders Web!

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Plastic Bottle Stamping

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

For this months process art challenge we’re getting arty with a spot of plastic bottle stamping.

Plastic bottles come and go with daily use, yet I have never (until now) noticed the variety of shape and texture that can be found at the bottom of a bottle. Aside from the standard circle, we found petal shapes, tear drops, ovals and plastic bottles with  all sorts of interesting ridges, bumps and lumps.

Who would have thought, that items intended for the recycling bin can be transformed into an amazing creative resource for kids to explore colour, patterns, shapes and texture!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

Plastic Bottle Stamping

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Supplies

Washable Kid Friendly Paint
Paper or Stock Card
Bottles of Various Shapes and Sizes

Many of our process art ideas are about reusing materials readily available within the home, which keeps set-up times to a minimum – handy for eager kids looking to get stuck in!

To begin, present the paint and bottles to the kids, and take a BIG step back.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

My little girl dived straight in with her favourite colour.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

And very quickly, mixed them all up!

During the process, cakes discovered that too much paint led to smudged prints and less was certainly more.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

She enjoyed mixing contrasting colours and spent much of her time exploring different combinations, which naturally evolved into pattern formations.

Some of the printing became erratic and lets say a little crazy, while some remained considered and purposeful.

This of course captures the essence of process art; It’s an exploration of style, technique and a process of cause and effect

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

To put it simply, it’s about learning through play.

If you’ve enjoyed our plastic bottle stamping idea, you may also like yarn doodle art, craft stick canvas art and bubble wrap art!

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MORE PROCESS ART ACTIVITIES USING PLASTIC BOTTLES:

Plastic Bottle Stamping from Arty Crafty Kids

Drip Painted Bottle Process Art by To be a Kid Again

Plastic Bottle Wind Spiral Mobile from Mum in the Madhouse

Sensory Process Art from Views From A Step Stool

An Invitation to Create from Squiggles and Bubbles

Abstract Sculptures from Figment Creative