|Painting seed pods to hang as ornaments on the Christmas tree- Craft.|
|Rolling paint on plexi-glass - art|
|Art of course is about the process, so when a child decides to to paint themselves instead of the paper, it is still art!|
|This craft requires patience and good hand-eye coordination. Beads on a pipe cleaner make a great holiday ornament.|
|Craft: Sewing our own "pizza" and play food for the kitchen area.|
|Who wants to paint with brushes when there are so many other interesting things to paint with and on!|
|Threading beads to make an icicle craft.|
|Using a hammer and nail to "tin" punch a juice can lid ornament craft.|
|Rubber glove and various other supplies used to craft finger puppets.|
|Painting with melted crayon and a blow dryer- process art.|
|Taking apart discarded cribs, a great way to learn how to use tools.|
|Homemade stamps craft.|
- How much prep time would this take? (From Lisa Murphy, the Ooey Gooey Lady... If it takes you longer to prepare than the children will be engaged, it is not process art. In my mind if this is the case.. it is not worth it.)
- What value does it have? Or in other words, what skills is it promoting and are they really developmentally appropriate? and are these tackled in a real way?
- How much choice does the child have? Am I stifling their opportunities to be create, explore, learn, and grow?
- IF the craft teaches valuable skills, is there another way to approach this that allows the child more freedom and meets the same skill set?
- How would I feel if this activity was presented to me? Is it boring? Are there too many guidelines? How much freedom to I have?
|Recycled glass jar luminary craft.|
|Our annual stepping stones craft.|
|Having an open art station instead of a planned "project" or limited materials available = More process child-driven art.|