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Liquid Watercolor Art and Science Activity


One of the most successful art activities we’ve done recently is so ridiculously simple I am almost embarrassed to share it with you. The even cooler part about this easy activity is that there is a whole lot of science learning within it.  I also have to admit that I find it funny to target this Art and Science Preschool Activity because I enjoyed it as much as my 5 and 3-year-old. Release your child’s creativity with this activity.

Process Art for Kids

Art and Science Preschool Activity

Easy Process Art

Materials Needed for Art and Science Activity

  • Paper towels
  • Liquid watercolors
  • Eye Droppers
  • Small jars or container for the liquid watercolor
  • Tape
Process Art Activity for Preschoolers

Steps to Art and Science Activity

  • Roll out the paper towels onto the table
  • Tape down the paper towels
  • Fill small jars or containers with liquid watercolors
  • Place eyedroppers on the table
  • Demonstrate how to use the dropper, if necessary
  • Invite children to squeeze dropper
  • Watch what happens as the colors absorb and spreads throughout the paper towels
Easy Process Art Feature

Why is this activity awesome?

  • Works fine motor skills with eye droppers
  • Introduces secondary colors and color mixing generally
  • Introduces science concepts such as absorption
Easy Process Art Activity for Toddlers and Prescoolers

What Next?

  • Experiment with different types of paper like this great art and science activity from Fun at Home with Kids
  • Experiment with different types of paints
  • Experiment with different types of transfers such as brushes and spray bottles
  • Display
Art Process Display

We also used a Plastic Tablecloth, which has been helpful to contain the beautiful mess. The frame on the window is painter’s tape.

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