The best art projects for preschoolers are quick to set up and keep the kids’ attention for a LONG time! Bonus points if it’s also cheap and the results are gorgeous! These paper towel drip paintings are perfect.
Cover the art table with a shower curtain. (Easy cleanup!) Then layer absorbent paper towels all over the table. (Easy set up!) Provide cups of liquid watercolors and little eye droppers.
It’s best to move the chairs out of the way so that the kids can walk and reach and cover the whole table in color!
The effect is so cool! During the process the kids might notice some color theory when their paints dripped together. They will work cooperatively to share space and materials.
This might be the EASIEST, most FUN group art project ever! When the paper towels are dry, tear them apart and let each child choose one to take home.
Glue it to a piece of construction paper or 12×12 cardstock (scrapbook paper). Add a little note to the families so that they recognize all the learning that was involved. Print the notes HERE.
Get out a roll of paper towels and enjoy the process with your children!