Process Art Kids

Providing magical, messy, open-ended play experiences with process-based art and sensory activities. Come join the fun and then leave the beautiful mess behind you!

For early childhood, or kids ages 18 months- 6 years old. Located in Woodlands, TX In our increasingly over-scheduled and oftentimes hurried world, where direct instruction reigns supreme, and children are oftentimes expected to transition from one activity to the next far too frequently, we believe that safeguarding childhood can be summed up with a simple motto to live by, “Let them be little.” It’s our belief that tots and young children alike need more opportunities for free, unstructured, open-ended play and exploration through rich art, outdoor play, nature, and science experiences. They need permission to get messy and explore the world around them at their own pace. Our Process Art events provide these opportunities while getting kids out of doors. Best of all, we provide a space for your kids to explore and create monumental messes so you don’t have to! I’m willing to wager that process art is a different experience than anything you’ve encountered before. Has your child ever painted with trucks? Hurled rainbow spaghetti across the room or painted his/her own body, in addition to the easel, with shaving cream or paint? No? Why not?! Come join the fun and see what we’re all about! How Process Art Experiences Support Early Childhood Development: Social & Emotional- children relax, focus, express their feelings Physical and Fine Motor- variety of tools offer fine motor practice Independence & Self-Discovery- children grow in confidence, explore further and fuel their imaginations

Mission: At Process Art Kids, it’s our mission to provide developmentally appropriate art and sensory experiences for young children. We believe that children need more opportunities for free unstructured play and exploration, in a safe environment, through outdoor play, nature, science and art. They need permission to get messy and explore at their own pace. Our Process Art events include sensory experiences that oftentimes blur the lines between art and science. Inspired by the Forest School method, all Process Art classes take place out of doors. There is a freedom of expression and exploration that we believe can only truly take place in an al fresco environment. A class conducted within four walls simply would not provide the same experience. Don’t believe us? Come attend an event and feel the energy of a group of children, playing with art, outside for yourself. It’s kinetic and contagious.

Operating as usual

It’s raining hearts!⁣

The Day it Rained Hearts is one of our favorite Valentines books. I’ve always loved the idea of hearts growing on trees, as depicted at the end of the book.⁣

So we made our own heart forest. I love finding new ways to utilize the paper roll beneath our bar. Felt heart stickers come in a package at the craft store and are easy for kids to peel themselves.

#valentineskids #valentineskidscrafts #valentineskidsart #valentinestree #valentineskidsbooks #kidsbookart #kidsbookproject #valentinesinspiration #valentinesinspo #valentineskidsactivity

Two ingredient pretend snow. So simple, so fun! Mix 2.5 Cups of baking soda with 1/2 Cup white hair conditioner.⁣

Then just add some blue gems, arctic animal figurines or, as my son chose, a snow plow and construction vehicles.⁣

Glitter optional.⁣

It’s a fun way to have a snow day because we never really get snow in Texas but it’s winter studies at school this month.⁣

So happy snow day!⁣

#snowday #pretendsnow #pretendsnowplay #pretendsnowplow #pretendwinter #winterprocessart #processartforkids #sensoryplay #sensorybin #sensorybins #sensorybinsfortoddlers #sensorybinplay #sensorybinwinter

Iced snowflake graham crackers!⁣

I’d never made homemade graham crackers before but, like most things from scratch, these little beauties knock the store bought ones outta the water!⁣

My kids adored them and it was a great snack for a cloudy day at home. Only slightly sweet and made with mostly whole wheat flour.⁣

Recipe from @lovelylittlekitchen kitchen .

#snowflakecookies #snowflakesnack #snowflakesnacks #specialsnack #specialsnackday #specialsnackfriday #specialsnacktime #snackart

Snow flaking hard over here! January is the study of winter at my kids school. When it was finally time to take the Christmas tree down this past weekend, my son said, “Momma I’m sad to take the tree down. I love the Christmas tree so much it gives me hearts in my eyes. Does it give you hearts in your eyes?” So we decide that decorating the house with winter snow flakes would cheer things up considerably. Just take Pre-cut snowflakes, glitter, glue and some oil crayons. Trays contain the mess! We strung them on gold ribbon for garlands and used them beneath a plastic table cover as a table runner. So it’s winter wonderland over here now! ⁣Happy January!

#winterwonderland #winterprocessart #snowflakes❄️ #snowflakeart #snowflakekids #snowflakekidcraft #snowflakekidcrafts #processartforkids #processarttoddlers #processartpreschool #processartprek

Being a parent, a mom and a small business owner sure took on a new meaning in 2020. Covid threw us all for a loop and it felt like Demi Lovatos “Okay not to be okay” song could be the theme song for Covid-19! Because I think we were all feeling a little not okay in the wake of everything. I’m not sure what 2021 will hold for us but Moming right now feels like this little snap shot here. There’s an unending madness to, when you strip away the social outlets and childcare, but then there’s these moments of beauty, if you can stop and see them. Scattered toys like the scattered pieces of our lives. They make sense somehow. ⁣

I’ve been on a new project that’s coming to fruition soon. I’m not sure what’s in store for PAK this year but I hope to still bring my art kits into being. Until then I’ll be appreciating ideas and moments with you here on our SM pages.⁣

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Merry Christmas everyone!⁣

Xoxo⁣

-Rebecca

Cranberry Christmas water table⁣

Here’s a favorite from last year we brought back by popular demand.⁣

Just add frozen cranberries, small nets, ladles, a big pot, and spoons. Large plastic ornaments make great fine motor because kids love to stuff the cranberries in them.⁣ I love the kids book Cranberry Christmas to go with this activity.

My kids were at the all afternoon. Which means I got to enjoy a magazine on the hammock. Double victory! 😊 #watertable #cranberrysensoryplay #cranberrysensorybin #cranberrychristmas

Christmas tree snack!⁣

Super easy: pretzel sticks, colored white chocolate, mini M&Ms⁣

Let the chocolate set and enjoy!⁣

#christmassnacks #christmastree #christmastreesnack #christmastreesnacks #christmasbakingwithkids #christmasbaking

Hey guys sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately. I’ve gotten swept up in a new creative endeavor and it’s pulled much of my focus as of late. I’m still going to be launching art and sensory kits but not until after the holidays. What’s everyone got going on for thanksgiving? I’m excited to try two new pie recipes this year, a chocolate fudge and a caramel apple one.⁣

Here’s a fun Thanksgiving/fall sensory bin we threw together. Corn, buckets, scoops, pumpkin and acorn gems, felt leaves etc. most of which I found at @hobbylobby

Have a Happy Thanksgiving y’all!⁣

#hobbylobby #thanksgivingsensoryfun #thanksgivingsensory #thanksgivingsensoryplay #thanksgivingsensorybin #fallsensory #fallsensorybin #fallsensoryplay #fallsensoryfun #fallsensorybins

Shaving cream is something my kids can never get enough of. So here’s a fall rendition of this classic. Just add foam leaves from @hobbylobby lobby and some squirt bottles of paint in fall colors⁣. Easy & fun!


#fallprocessart #fallartforkids #fallartfun #sensoryplay #sensoryplayideas #sensoryplaytime #sensoryfallfun #sensoryfallactivity #sensoryfallplay

Happy Happy Fall y’all!⁣

It’s that time again! Time to make a leaf garland for a little DIY fall decorating.⁣

You can pick up these coffee filter leaf shapes pre-cut at @lakeshorelearning . I like to use liquid water colors and droppers. This year we tried glitter liquid water colors also from lakeshore learning.⁣

String them together to make a banner for your window or mantle. They look beautiful with natural light streaming through them.⁣

#coffeefilterart #coffeefiltercrafts #coffeefilterleafs #diyfalldecor #diyfalldecorations #diyfallcrafts #diyfalldecoration #processartforkids #processarttoddlers #processartforpreschoolers #processartforkids

Pumpkin sugar cookies! ⁣

It’s something we love doing every year- decorating pumpkin 🎃 shaped sugar cookies. But this year there’s a new take on it with colorful homemade confetti sprinkles!⁣

This is a blast guys! My kids had so much fun using these colorful sprinkles to decorate their own cookies. These awesome sprinkles are simply Royal icing spread with a knife on wax paper and left to dry. They keep in a ziplock bag for a long time.⁣

Use these fun sprinkles on anything really. Last year I wanted to use them on my sons birthday cake but learned, the frustrating way, that they can take 2-3 days to fully dry so plan ahead!⁣

Scroll for visual details and how to. I used a basic royal icing recipe from The Food Network. After trying tons of sugar cookie recipes I finally discovered the BEST one ever @jennycookies . Sprinkle method inspired by one of my favorite inspo sources, @kailochic

Happy baking and happy Halloween y’all!⁣ Nom Nom 🤤

#halloweenbaking #halloweenbakes #halloweenbakingideas #halloweencookies #halloweencookies🎃👻 #colorfulhalloween #rainbowhalloween #bakingwithkids #bakingwithtoddlers #sprinkles #sprinklecookies #pumpkincookies #halloweentreats

Pumpkin sugar cookies! ⁣

It’s something we love doing every year- decorating pumpkin 🎃 shaped sugar cookies. But this year there’s a new take on it with colorful homemade confetti sprinkles!⁣

This is a blast guys! My kids had so much fun using these colorful sprinkles to decorate their own cookies. These awesome sprinkles are simply Royal icing spread with a knife on wax paper and left to dry. They keep in a ziplock bag for a long time.⁣

Use these fun sprinkles on anything really. Last year I wanted to use them on my sons birthday cake but learned, the frustrating way, that they can take 2-3 days to fully dry so plan ahead!⁣

Scroll for visual details and how to. I used a basic royal icing recipe from The Food Network. After trying tons of sugar cookie recipes I finally discovered the BEST one ever @jennycookies . Sprinkle method inspired by one of my favorite inspo sources, @kailochic

Happy baking and happy Halloween y’all!⁣ Nom Nom 🤤

#halloweenbaking #halloweenbakes #halloweenbakingideas #halloweencookies #halloweencookies🎃👻 #colorfulhalloween #rainbowhalloween #bakingwithkids #bakingwithtoddlers #sprinkles #sprinklecookies #pumpkincookies #halloweentreats

Who said Halloween has to be dark and scary?!⁣

This year we decided to put the “happy” in Happy Halloween 🎃 and I’m loving the DIY results of our painted pumpkins and stencil placemats.⁣

I did pick up this super cute hot pink garland from @kailochic. The metal light up pumpkins are @hobbylobby. They were orange but I spray painted them hot pink.⁣

This years DIY Halloween decor is turning out to be my absolute favorite. What’s your favorite pumpkin? I can’t decide!⁣!
#halloween #halloweendecor #colorfulhalloween #colorfulhalloweendecor #rainbowhalloween #rainbowhalloween2020 #diyhalloween #diyhalloweendecorations #diyhalloweendecor #pumpkinpainting #pumpkindecor

Ive got my eye 👁 on you!⁣

When my son requested an impromptu Halloween breakfast I came up with this eyeball 👁 peanut butter toast.⁣

Some mornings I feel grandiose and pumpkin pancakes or homemade pumpkin donuts might be on the menu. But special doesn’t always have to mean difficult or involved. Some days toast is just fine.⁣

So when he said, “Momma I want a Halloween breakfast!” I colored his milk orange with food coloring and remembered these eye ball candies I had picked up at @michaelsstores intending to make cookies.⁣

It’s a simple way to make an everyday breakfast feel special. What’s your Halloween breakfast look like?⁣

#halloween #halloweenbreakfast #halloweeneats #halloweenbread #halloweenfood #halloweenfoodideas #halloweenfoodforkids #halloweenfoods #eyeballfood #eyeballhalloween #halloweeneats

It’s a countdown to Halloween 🎃 ⁣

So, we’re pulling out all the Halloween activities we’ve been meaning to get to.⁣

Like this simple halloweeny water beads invitation to play. Orange beads, scoops and mini pumpkin buckets. Anyone else have water bead obsessed kids?⁣ Mine love them!

#halloween #halloweensensoryplay #halloweensensorybin #halloweensensory #halloweensensoryactivities #halloweentoddler #halloweenactivitiesforkids #halloweenactivities #halloweenplay


Ombré LOVE 💕

Lately I feel the need to ombré everything! Anyone else suffering from an ombré obsession? Like these mini ombré pumpkins. They make a fun centerpiece down our breakfast table. ⁣

Simply pick two shades of your favorite craft paint color and apply multiple coats. Craft paint is so versatile for projects like this. Maybe that’s why the little bottles are so picked over at Michaels since Covid. Everyone is getting crafty at home!

#colorful #colorfullhalloween #colorfulpumpkins #colorfulpumpkin #pumpkincrafts #pumpkincraft #pumpkinpainting #halloweendecor #halloweendecorations #halloweendecoration #diyhalloween #diyhalloweendecorations #diyhalloweendecor

Bedazzled personal pumpkins.⁣ 💎

My kids wanted personal pumpkins for their rooms so I helped my son paint his in shades of green and blue pearlescent ombré and my daughter her favorite pink and purple.⁣

Then we bedazzled them with stick on gems. Simple and fun. Another take on Halloween pumpkin painting.⁣ Faux pumpkins from Hobby Lobby.

#pumpkinpainting #pumpkinpainting🎃 #pumpkindecor #colorfulhalloween #colorfulhalloweendecor #diyhalloweendecorations #diyhalloweendecor #ombrepumpkins #rainbowhalloween #halloweendecor #halloweendecorations #halloweendecoration #hobbylobby

Googly Eye 👁 Water Table!

I love this one. I favor purple for this but any color would work. Crayola bath dropz, liquid water colors or food coloring all work to color the water. Next add some google eyes, the huge ones are a fun addition. Then add some cauldrons and maybe some ladles.⁣

These eyes have paper backings so they sunk after a while but no matter still crazy fun!⁣

Here in Woodlands, TX, where the weather is unpredictable leaning towards hot and humid most of the time, water tables are practically a year round thing for us. A good thing since my kids love them.⁣

Although what happens when you back up to a forest and leave an unattended water table for a few weeks? Frogs happen! We now have tadpoles! But hey it’s a lesson in metamorphosis. So we’re feeding them spinach and watching them grow and change. ⁣Once they become frogs 🐸 we’ll escort them to the creek behind us. 😊

#watertable #watertablefun💦 #watertableplay #halloweenwatertable #halloweeneyeballs #sensoryplay #sensorywaterplay #sensorywater #halloweenkids #halloweentoddler #halloweenkidsplay #halloweenprocessart #crayola #crayolabathdropz #halloweencauldron

Halloween is a fun time for science-type process art experiences.⁣

This is a simple one my kids love. ⁣

Mystery color potions. ⁣

To do this: place one @crayola bath dropz in a clear plastic cup and cover with plain white baking soda. Give your child a squeeze bottle of plain distilled vinegar and a popsicle stick to stir. ⁣

I buy condiment squeeze bottles on amazon. These work great for paint too. As you add the vinegar and stir the mystery colors will begin to appear. Kids love this!⁣

Have you tried @crayola bath dropz. They are my favorite for coloring water. My kids adore them. They don’t dye hands unless your kids play with them as they dissolve in the water, which of course mine do!⁣ 😂

#crayola #crayolabathdropz #crayolabath #processart #processartforkids #processartfortoddlers #processartforpreschoolers #sensoryplay #sensoryplayideas #sensoryplaytime #sensoryplaytolearn #steamkids #sciencetoddlers #potionplay

I’ve painted a lot of pumpkins this month but these guys, inspired by @kailochic are some of my favorite. They really do put the “Happy” in “Happy Halloween.”

Scroll for visual DIY instructions. ⁣

It’s an unprecedented Halloween this year isn’t it?! Are you planning to trick or treat in masks or stage a Halloween scavenger hunt at home?

I think that’s why I decided to infuse this year’s Halloween with as much color and joy as possible. An antidote to all the Covid crazy!⁣

What’s putting the “happy” in your Halloween this year?⁣

#rainbowpumpkins #rainbowpumpkin #rainbowpumpkin🎃🌈 #rainbowhalloween #rainbowhalloweendecor #colorfulhalloween #colorfulhalloweendecor #halloweendiydecor #halloweendiys #halloweendiyideas #halloweendecorations #halloweendecorating #halloweendecor #pumpkinpainting #pumpkinart #pumpkins

Ooey Gooey Halloween fun with this simple sensory invitation to play.⁣

Have you tried @zimplikids gelli baff? I used to opt for green jello, which is also fun but this stuff is even easier plus my kids don’t try to eat it!

You just add water and it turns into the consistency of squished jello. We used it last year at an event and all the parents were asking, “What was that stuff?!” Because kids adore the squishy sensory play it provides.⁣

I recommend setting this one up outside as it can get messy. It’s advertised for the bath but I much prefer it as a sensory experience in a bin or bathroom sink.⁣

#halloweensensoryplay #halloweensensorybin #halloweensensory #halloweensensoryactivities #halloweensensoryfun #halloweensensorytable #halloweensensorytub #halloweensensoryactivity #halloween #halloweenkidsactivities #halloweenkidsactivities2020 #halloweentoddler #halloweentoddleractivities #halloweentoddlerfun #halloweenprocessart

Cobweb stencil placemats.⁣

Sometimes I come across something and grab it with no real idea of how I’ll ultimately use it. These little cobweb stencils spoke to me.⁣

Have you worked with stencils before? I’d forgotten how much I love them. It was great fun play around with various color combinations using pearlescent craft paint to create these colorful Halloween placemats.⁣

I use @lakeshorelearning learning to laminate large things like this. It makes them wipeable.⁣

Scroll for DIY details and to see all the color combos.

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Ombré everything.⁣

That’s been my obsession and this sculptural gourd screamed ombré to me.⁣

I chose a variety of craft paints from @michaelsstores some pearlescent some matte and then painted each ridge a different color. I love painting the stems gold.⁣

My kids are calling it the rainbow pumpkin.⁣

#ombrepumpkins #ombrepumpkin #ombrépumpkins #rainbowhalloween #rainbowhalloweenparty #rainbowhalloweendecor #colorfulhalloween #colorfulhalloweendecor #pumpkinpainting #pumpkindecor #pumpkindecorations #pumpkindecorating

Why Process Art?

I’m willing to wager that process art is a different experience than anything you’ve encountered before. Has your child ever painted with trucks? Hurled rainbow spaghetti across the room or painted his/her own body, in addition to the easel, with shaving cream or paint? No? Why not?

At Process Art kids we provide these uninhibited opportunities for free play and exploration within the medium of art, sensory and oftentimes science. Best of all we provide a safe environment for your kids to explore and create monumental messes so you don’t have to.

Ready to learn more? Check out our website. We think you’ll love what you discover. When you’re ready to join in the fun of process art, sign up for an event. Come be a part of the exploration!

We’re a small business in it’s infancy. Mostly word of mouth and based out of the backyard of Rebecca LaRocco, creator of Process Art Kids. Come see what we do and watch us grow. It’s all still one big playdate so come join in the fun and meet other cool moms in the process!

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