Painting with Wood Blocks - Creative Art Activity

Painting activities provide exciting opportunities for kids to imagine and create, especially when the process is open-ended. In this activity, kids paint wood blocks to use as stamps, transferring shapes onto paper to make beautiful designs.

Painting with blocks of wood - Preschool Toolkit

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One day we were painting wood blocks to use in our collection of building blocks for imaginative play. Then we saw how the blocks were making colorful imprints on the paper as we turned them over to paint all sides.

We decided to use the blocks as stamps in a painting activity.

 

Related: Homemade Painting Tools for Preschool Art Activities

 

Painting with blocks of wood - Preschool Toolkit


Materials: paint, brushes, wood blocks

Choose small blocks of wood that kids can easily grasp.

Sand any rough edges smooth.

You can see the rainbow-shaped grain in the wood that will show up in the paintings.

Painting with blocks of wood - Preschool Toolkit


Paint the surface of the wood that will be used as the stamp.

Use a variety of block sizes and shapes, as well as different paint colors.

Try to press the wood firmly on the paper without sliding (although swishing the wood over the paper will make a beautiful painting of its own!)

Painting with blocks of wood - Preschool Toolkit


Take advantage of the opportunity to mix colors to promote creativity as well as learning. Kids will be excited to see orange appear when the red and yellow overlap!

This activity provides sensory and fine motor experiences along with the creative process.

Hang the finished artwork for everyone to admire. And don't forget to add the painted wood blocks to the block corner!

Find more painting activities on our Painting board on Pinterest!

 


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