Here’s another fun and easy process art project for preschoolers– painting with yarn or string. My kids loved exploring all the designs they could create using yarn as their painting tool!
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I’ve been having so much fun surprising the kids with simple art activities to do after school. (Be sure to check out our Q-tip painting activity.)
For our latest invitation to create, I set out some containers of tempera paints and pieces of yarn and invited the kids to get busy creating! This post contains affiliate links.
Painting with Yarn and Tempera Paint
Materials for Yarn Painting
- Tempera paint (This is our favorite tempera paint!)
- Pieces of yarn
- Containers to hold your paint
- Popsicle sticks
- Art paper (This paper is a good value.)
Directions for Yarn Painting
1. Place some tempera paint into containers. (We used some small jars, but something with a wider rim would be easier for little hands.)
2. Cut up some pieces of yarn.
3. Dip a piece of yarn into the paint. Use a popsicle stick to push the yarn down so it gets fully covered.
4. Pull the yarn out of the paint, place it onto your art paper, and then lift it. You’ll see a cool design! Repeat this step with various colors to create your work of art.
5. Optional: Try dragging the yarn on your paper and see what happens!