You little one will love making this preschool winter art project. While this winter art craft is fun for kids of all ages, it is particularly great for younger children such as toddlers and preschoolers. Whether you’re at home or in the classroom you can enjoy making this fun preschool winter art!
Easy and beautiful Preschool Winter Art
Art projects — like this winter forest preschool art — are a great way to pass the time stuck inside on cold days.
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Plus, it is budget-friendly, simple, and only a little messy. Not to mention, the art itself is very pretty, or so I think. Not to mention, this preschool painting craft is perfect for fine motor skill practice.
Easy Painting Idea for Kids
And the best part is, you can make this winter forest look realistic or abstract! Make a normal color sky or bring out all the colors! Perhaps your winter forest is set during the sun rise or maybe the sunset?
I also like that this allows children to explore resistance painting as well as you can make so many cool things with resistance art.
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Supplies Needed To Make This Winter Forest Preschool Art Project
Here’s what you need for this winter forest preschool art:
How To Make This Super Cute Preschool Winter Art Craft
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 your paint sticks. 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.
Winter Forest Preschool Art
Sometimes, the prep for art projects 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.
But you know what, that’s okay. While messes aren’t always fun kids need this messy fun to explore the world and explore their imagination and release their creativity! Especially at a young age, which is why I love this winter preschool art so much!
Our Experience With THis Winter Preschool Art
So why did I try Kwik Stix? They are non-toxic and safe for young children. They work on paper, wood, canvas, cardboard — your imagination is the limit!
These solid tempera paint sticks dry within 90 seconds. Which is great for little ones who still want to touch everything. I’m trying to more of a mom that doesn’t shy away from messy projects…plus…
…how cool are these colors?!
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- 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 your paint sticks.
- Sprinkle kosher salt over the wet paint for a snow effect.
- Remove the painter’s tape before the paint dries.
- Draw a few lines on the trees, and you’ve got a gorgeous piece of art.
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How did your child’s preschool winter art turn out?