We are big believers in process art – open ended art projects where the process of creating is more important than the finished product. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have a goal in mind, or an inspiration for your finished product, only that you allow your child to create and use the materials with minimal intervention.
Pancake Process Art
Have you seen the any of the pancake art videos that seem to be all over Facebook lately? My boys LOVE watching those, especially the videos where they are making Pokemon themed pancakes.
We used these videos as inspiration to create our own pancake designs. Monkey made “Squishies” and bunny-pigs. Booger made a “Bitsy-bitsy spider” and web. By the time we were done, Monkey had declared himself a “Flipping Master!”
Another fun pancake art project to do with preschoolers is Pancake Self-Portraits. By this point, Booger was just ready to eat, so I quickly made him a happy face pancake with whipped cream and blueberries. Monkey wanted to take his time and be a bit more creative. He surprised me and asked for hard boiled eggs to use for his eyes. He was so proud of his completed self-portrait!
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