Monday, February 15, 2016

Exploring hammers and crayons {Crayon Process Art}

We love process art, here! It has so much educational value, and allows the girls to explore their environments with their senses, express themselves through the creative arts, problem solve and make discoveries. Process art is exactly what it sounds like, it's not about creating a finished product but rather about exploring and enjoying the process.

It's this love of process art, that makes me so happy to be taking part in the Process Art Monthly Challenge, with other like-minded bloggers! Be sure to scroll to the end of this post and check out the links below to see how others are exploring with crayons this month!

I had many ideas about how to entice the girls to explore with this month's medium, crayons. After observing Squiggles constantly engaging with her tools and in particular her hammer, I decided to combine the two.

I've had a box of broken crayons sitting on our window sill for the last six months, ever so patiently waiting for me to turn them into new crayons. To invite Squiggles to explore her hammer and crayons i dusted off, said box of crayons, placing a few on a piece of paper inside a baking tray. I added another piece of paper on top, placed some safety goggles and earmuffs on Squiggles and let her have at it! (Safety goggles in case of stray crayon bits and earmuffs because Squiggles doesn't like loud noises).

Squiggles declared it was too hard with the paper on top, so we quickly took it off and she hammered the crayons with gusto!

Once Squiggles was satisfied she'd smashed the crayon enough, she began examining the crayon pieces with her hands and soon discovered she could push them about her paper and draw with her hole hand!

The best bit-we can now make some new crayons with the leftovers!

Now for the fun part…

Would you try this activity or have you tried another process art activity with crayons? We want to see! Please share your pictures and stories with us on Facebook! Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each have a different way we explored crayons this month-leaving you with a list of the most creative process art ideas with crayons!

Scratch Art Paper for Kids from Powerful Mothering
Melted Crayon Art from Mum in the Mad House
Crayon Melting Art from Kidz Activities
Crayon Smash Artwork from Peakle Pie
Crayon Shaving Sun Catchers from Rainy Day Mum
Exploring hammers and crayons {Crayon Process Art} from Squiggles and Bubbles

For more process art check out how we painted with remote control vehicles!

Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.

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