The other day I watched my daughter dip a broom in her grandparents’ pool and then precede to “paint” the concrete with it. She carefully brushed the ground making different strokes. I watched her mesmerized and thought that painting with brooms would make the coolest process art. As I was about to set up a large piece of butcher paper on the ground like we did for our Painting with Feet activity, my son said “Oh I thought we would paint upright.” Well, I hadn’t thought of that. “Yeah, Mom, it will be just like Mouse Paint.” So that’s what we did. I am so excited to share our Broom Painting Process Art. Be sure to watch the video at the end!
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WHAT YOU NEED FOR BROOM PAINTING PROCESS ART
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
gross motor development
social development (teamwork, patience, turn taking)
TIME FOR BROOM PAINTING PROCESS ART!
Prior to introducing the activity tape large pieces of white paper to an outside wall. Alternatively, you could do this on the ground (that was my original plan). Next pour the paint into the buckets with the brooms.
Now it’s time to have some fun! I reminded my children before we began to be careful with the brooms, pointing out how long the handles were and that they could hit someone by accident. They did a great job!
My children loved exploring the different ways they could use the brooms. Up and down. Side to side. Only using the tips of the brush. Quinn liked pretending they were little mice from Mouse Paint.
When the kids decided they were finished we had this gorgeous large painting. They decided they wanted to save it for homemade wrapping paper. One of our favorite ways to reuse process artwork!
Check out the kids in action here!