Art projects — like this Winter Forest Preschool Art — are a great way to pass the time stuck inside on cold days.
Sometimes, the prep is enough to banish all thoughts of stir crazy.
Grab the paint.
And the brushes.
Got a cup of water?
Don’t forget paper towels.
It’s gonna be a mess.
There’s got to be a better way.
Then we were introduced to Kwik Stix, and I knew I’d found the solution.
These solid tempera paint sticks dry within 90 seconds. Throw out the paint brushes — you can paint straight on the page! No need for cups of water — the paint goes on smoothly. Don’t worry about smocks — this is the cleanest way to paint I’ve ever tried!
Kwik Stix are non-toxic and safe for young children. They work on paper, wood, canvas, cardboard — your imagination is the limit!
Plus, how cool are these colors?!
Kwik Stix challenged us to get creative with their product, and I knew this project, inspired by Wee Folk Art, would be perfect!
Winter Forest Preschool Art
Here’s what you need for this winter forest preschool art:
- Watercolor paper
- Kwik Stix
- Painter’s tape
- Kosher salt
- Fine tip permanent marker
Use the painter’s tape to fix a sheet of watercolor paper to the table. Outline the edges of the paper in tape to create a frame.
Tear strips of the paper in half, making them long and skinny. Place these on the paper, starting from the bottom — these will be your trees.
Cut some of the tape into a circle for a moon.
Paint over the paper using Kwik Stix. We used different shades of blue and blended them together.
Sprinkle kosher salt over the wet paint for a snow effect.
Because the paint dries super fast, you’ll be able to do the next step fairly quickly! Remove the painter’s tape, draw a few lines on the trees, and you’ve got a gorgeous piece of art.
Kwik Stix are easy to order right here, right now! 6 packs of basic and metalix colors are available by visiting your local Target!