Saturday, May 9, 2015

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers

By traditional art supplies I mean items that can be bought at the art & stationary section of the store, which we have stocked up at all times: drawing sheets, brushes, roller brushes, sponge brushes, glue, colored glue, child safe scissors, palettes, bowls, paint containers, droppers, beakers, clips or tape to hold down the paper on the table and easel, sharpeners, erasers, crayons, color pencils, chalks, water color cakes, PAINT, PAINT and MORE PAINT.


By 'non-traditional' I mean supplies that aren't kept at the 'Art' or 'Stationary' aisles, but are perhaps available in your kitchen, garden or medicine cabinet! The following 13 are tried and tested material used by my little 3 year old in various interesting ways!

Straws  |  Oil  |  Ice  | Shaving Cream & Snow Spray 

Leaves, Pebbles, Potatoes, Lemons  |  Flour & Powdered Milk  

 Yarn  |  Baking Soda & Vinegar | Cotton Swabs  


  Salt & Glue | Sugar Cubes  |  Cornstarch  Vaseline



(The links are right above the images)

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers




(i) Straws :: 
:: Blow-by-Straw Painting ::


13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Straws

(ii) Oil :: 
:: Marbling Paper ::


13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Oil

:: Oil :: 
:: Marbling Eggs ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Oil

(iii) Ice 
:: Paint on Ice Slabs & Droppers ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Ice

Ice :: 
:: Paint with Ice Popsicle ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Ice

(iv) Snow Spray & Shaving Cream :: 
:: Paint in Snow Spray :: 

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Snow Spray

 :: Paint with Shaving Cream ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Shaving Cream

:: Messy Play: Shaving Cream on Glass Doors ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Shaving Cream

:: More Paint in Shaving Cream ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Shaving Cream

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Shaving Cream

(v) Leaves, Pebbles, Potatoes, Lemons :: 
:: Potato Stamping ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Potato Stamps

(v) Leaves, Pebbles, Potatoes, Lemons :: 
:: Lemon Wedge Flowers ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Lemon Wedges

Leaves, Pebbles, Potatoes, Lemons :: 
:: Leaf Silhouettes ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Leaves

Leaves, Pebbles, Potatoes, Lemons :: 
:: Spray Painting for Pebble Silhouettes ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Pebbles

(vi) Flour & Powdered Milk :: 
:: Flour, for squeeze paint ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Flour

Flour & Powdered Milk :: 
:: Flour for Squeeze Paint, for dot-a-dot pages ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Flour

Flour & Powdered Milk :: 

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Milk Powder

(vii) :: Yarn Painting ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Yarn

(viii) Baking Soda & Vinegar :: 
:: Fizzy Word Building ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Baking Soda & Vinegar: Fizzy Word Building

Baking Soda & Vinegar :: 
:: Fizzy Sight Words ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Baking Soda & Vinegar: Fizzy Sight Words

Baking Soda & Vinegar :: 
:: Fizzy Playdoh Cutters ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Baking Soda & Vinegar: Fizzy Playdoh Cutters

Baking Soda & Vinegar :: 
:: Fizzy Frozen Hearts ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Baking Soda & Vinegar: Fizzy Frozen Hearts

Baking Soda & Vinegar :: 
:: Explosions in cups ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Baking Soda & Vinegar Explosions

(ix) Cotton Buds :: 
:: for dot-a-dot pages when learning alphabets ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Cotton Buds

(x) Salt :: 
:: Salt & Glue Rainbows ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers:Salt: Salt & Glue Rainbows

Salt :: 
:: Process Art & Exploring Textures ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Process Art, Exploring Textures

Salt :: 
:: Learning Shapes ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Salt: Learning Shapes

(xi) :: Sugar Cubes ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Sugar Cubes

(xii) :: Cornstarch ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Cornstarch

(xiii) Vaseline :: for Resist Art ::

13 Non-Traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers: Vaseline






Until later! Stay in touch!



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22 comments:

  1. Great collection, I will pin this.

    Loved the string art.

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  2. Oh I love these ideas. We have tried a few, but would like to have a go at some more. Have pinned. #Parenting-pin-it-party

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  3. super cool! these all look like such fun! I hadn't thought to use half of these so thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinned!

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  4. Such a great way to keep the kids entertained with summer vacation on the way. Love these ideas. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday :)
    XOXO

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  6. So many interesting activities! Thanks for sharing with the #pinitparty

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  7. Great ideas! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

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  8. Very creative! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  9. This is a great collection of creative and fun ideas for kids. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  10. So many fun and creative ideas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Great list of ideas!

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