I love using process art both at home and in the classroom! Kids really get into art projects that are open-ended and allow them to use their creativity. Recently, I set up an invitation for super easy art for kids using dots.
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Full disclosure – The Art Kit sent me their Pointillism Kit in exchange for an honest review. As always, the words and opinions I share here are all my own!
My students this year are quite enamored with our dot paints this year! They’ve created tons of art with them, and have even used them to create dot names. So I knew they’d enjoy the pointillism-themed Art Kit!
The Art Kit’s Pointillism Kit
The Art Kit came with a ton of materials based around the idea of Pointillism – the technique of using dots to create art. I pulled out the paper, paint cups, sponge dabbers, pencils, and cotton swabs to start out with. The kit came with some awesome paint, too, but I chose to use my own primary colors for this activity.
For each child, I set out three paint cups – one with red, one with yellow, and one with blue paint. Each paint color got its own pencil, cotton swab, and sponge dabber.
How the children created
Once everything was set up, the children came over in groups of two or three. We’d already talked a bit about pointillism, using the information from the Art Kit. I encouraged the children to create their very own masterpieces using dots!
Some of the children were super focused on only using dots to create their artwork. Others were more interested in exploring the different painting tools. So we ended up with art made from dots, art filled with dots and swirls, and art that was more focused on mixing all of the colors together. It was fun to see how each child explored this activity!
The next day, some of the children chose to add the dot stickers to their artwork, too! We also had a great discussion and experimentation with combining the primary colors into new colors.
My thoughts on the Art Kit
My preschoolers and I had a blast with this kit! I loved that there were enough materials (with the main kit and sibling add-ons) for my entire class. In fact, we still have some of the materials leftover. They’re with our art materials so the children can grab them as needed. It was a great way to talk about, and try, different art techniques and learn about artists in an age-appropriate way. Be sure to pop over to their website and check out The Art Kit!
What do you think of this really easy art for kids idea? Do your children enjoy dot art?