Process Art for Kids

We love all sorts of art and craft in the our house, but we especially adore process art!

In case you haven’t heard of it before, process-oriented art is where the focus of the creative session is on exploring a material or trying something new, rather than on the art that you end up actually making. It’s all about the process. There are usually less ‘rules’: no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to create with this approach.

There’s something so freeing about just playing around with new materials or trying a new technique without having to worry about how it will look at the end, and it’s a wonderful way to encourage kids to be creative without pressure.

Often with process art, there is no ‘product’ worthy of hanging on your fridge at the end, which is why it’s often referred to ‘process over product’. Occasionally our process-oriented art session does accidentally end up looking amazing, which is cool too! But the point is that this is not the focus.

Here are some of the process art ideas we’ve tried on Danya Banya, and we’re adding new ones all the time. I figure, if you can hold it, you can paint with it! Creative fun!

Process Art Ideas for Kids


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xx Danya