As your child makes the paint, ask him to do the measuring, tell you the quantities and predict what will happen when he mixes it all together.
Monet for Kids
Before the art-making begins take a moment to talk about Monet.You don’t need to give your young child a college-level lesson on Impressionism and the history of the art. Instead, spend some time looking at one of Monet’s Water Lilies (there are several in the series). I was lucky enough (while teaching) to have the real thing readily available. If you don’t have a museum nearby that houses a Monet, use a reproduction in a Monet art book. The brush-strokes, the season, the time of day and the light are all key factors in Impressionist art. Ask a few open-ended questions about these (letting your child make the discoveries himself, rather than just telling him), such as:
What do you see?
What colors can you find?
How do you think the artist made this?
Where do you think Monet was when he painted this?
What time of day do you think Monet painted this?
3 Ingredient Kids’ Paint
1/3 cup corn starch
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Food coloring – Blue, red and yellow
White card stock paper
Drip two to three drops of food coloring into the mix, using one color per container.Your child can also mix two colors in one to make new hues. For example, yellow and glue make green. You can pour the colors into ice cube tray compartments, mixing smaller batches of shades as your child goes along.
Grab our artist report to help kids write down what they learn about famous arists and add a picture of their art project to make a fun keepsake of their homeschool art appreciation class.
Famous artists for kids
Ready to learn about more famous artists with children? Check out these projects:
- Monet for kids project exploring impressionist artwork making a lovely water lily with tissue paper
- Or whip up this paint for a unique Claude Monet for Kids activity
- Seurat Melted Crayon Art Project – Pointillism for Kids
- Another fun way to explore Pointillism art for kids is with this simple q-tip and paint project
- Discover the paper cut technique with this Matisse for Kids project
- Make your own Van Gogh for Kids stary night project with playdough with this fun project
- 25 Fun Art Projects Based on Famous Artists
- Picasso for Kids art that explores his unique modern art style creating a one-of-a-kind portrait
- Or try this felt project to learn about Pablo Picasso for kids
- Jackson pollock for kids explores the fun, zany modern drip art technique in an outrageously fun art project for kids
- Easy Pointillism Project creating 4 Seasons Handart Project
- Learn about Medieval Art with this Giotto for Kids project
- This stunning project allows kids to explore famous artist Matisse for Kids
- Try your hand at Impressionism for Kids with this lovely bleeding tissue paper idea
- Explore the colorful boxes in this Paul Klee for Kids art project
- Make a lovely fall art project as you explore Kadinsky for Kids
- Explore Aztec Art for kids with this fun clay project
- Plus don’t miss our FREE Printable artist report to help kids remember what they’ve learned and keep a keepsake of all the fun projects you’ve made together!
- See all of our famous artists for kids art projects!