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

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!


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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

Creepy crawly frozen pudding pops.⁣

My kids LOVE gummies, like are pretty much obsessed with them. Am I alone in that? I doubt it!⁣

So I knew I had to give this simple treat a go. ⁣

Special snack Friday is going to be all about Halloween 🎃 this month. I’m so excited and my “make” list is WAY to long. ⁣

But I needed something simple and easy yesterday so this one fit the bill. I prefer homemade pudding but store bought would simplify this recipe even more.

You’ll need:⁣
- Dixie cups⁣
-gummy worms⁣
- chocolate pudding (homemade or store bought)⁣
- popsicle sticks⁣

Poke tiny holes in the Dixie cups and thread the gummy worms through them. (This takes patience!)Then pour in pudding and freeze over night. In the morning peel off the Dixie cups to reveal frozen pudding pops!⁣

The small Dixie cups make these pops just the right size for kiddos.⁣

Have you found any Halloween inspired treats you love?⁣

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A Halloween twist on a childhood art classic -⁣

Crayon water color resist.⁣ anyone love this as a kid? I know I did!

Simply draw a spider web with a black crayon and have kids water color over it. ⁣

I’m loving these neon bright water colors from @micador and @weareooly

I think we’re developing a bit of a colorful spider web obsession at our house!⁣

#processartforkids #processartfortoddlers #halloweenkids #halloweenkidsart #halloweenprocessart #halloweentoddleractivities #halloweentoddlercrafts #halloweentoddlerartandcraft #halloweentoddlerart #halloweenkidscrafts

Pumpkin mania!⁣

I’ve been having so much fun creating decorations for our decidedly colorful Halloween this year.⁣

Like this bejeweled spider pumpkin. So simple yet so vibrant.⁣

To make you’ll need:⁣

- fake pumpkins (@hobbylobby lobby or @michaelsstores )⁣
- hot pink spray paint ( I used gold brand in “strawberry)⁣
- gold paint for stem⁣
- bejeweled spider rings⁣

Simply paint the pumpkin then cut off the backs of the spider rings and hot glue them on.⁣

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Colorful Halloween art makes the best placemats. I’ve been playing around with a bunch of variations on this rainbow cobweb.⁣

This ones great for older kids who can color between the lines or adults. To make one, outline a cobweb in black marker and then fill in with @weareooly gel crayons.⁣

My own kids did a more process art version with water color resist. I’ll share that one soon.⁣

But I love how this one turned out, it’s going to be one colorful place setting!

It’s officially October so it’s pumpkin decor time!⁣

I’ve decided to go with a happier Halloween this year and when I went looking for some colorful decor I came up empty handed so it was time to DIY! ⁣

I snatched up a ton of fake pumpkins from @hobbylobby and began playing around with them.⁣

This ones inspired by @kailochic. The gold brand spray paint she recommends is new to me and I love it!⁣ Scroll to see the process. If you haven’t checked her out she’s awesome and is outta Austin, TX. I did snag one of her cool Halloween garlands and I’ll be sharing that soon.

Have you painted pumpkins yet? What’s inspiring you?
#pumpkinpainting #pumpkinart #rainbowpumpkin #rainbowhalloween #rainbowdecor #halloweendecor #halloweendecorations #halloweendecorating #colorfulhalloween #artyhalloween #halloweenpumpkin #halloweenpumpkins #rainbowpumpkin #halloween

Putting the “HAPPY” in “Happy Halloween!” With this rainbow 🌈 ombré pumpkin wreath.⁣

You might have seen the process pics I shared last week of the my family pumpkin painting party and wondered what it was all about.⁣

Well...here’s the finished product - a wreath!⁣

Guys I’m in LOVE! If you are too then see below for DIY instructions or scroll for a visual guide.⁣

You’ll need:⁣

•50 wreath pumpkins in two sizes (Hobby Lobby)⁣
•14-inch plain wreath⁣
•Martha Stewart pearlescent craft paint ⁣
• gold paint for stems⁣
• styrofoam blocks to hold drying pumpkins upright⁣

Opt for white pumpkins so you only have to prime the stems. It took 3-5 coats of paint depending on the color! Do thin coats for even color. Dry completely between coats. Prime stems then add several coats of gold to stems. Assemble as a wreath when fully dry.⁣

A bit laborious but man what an end result right?! ⁣This wreath might be up year round at our house.

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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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