This is such a fun process art activity for preschoolers. It’s a wonderful way for them to use their fine motor skills and get excited about the holiday season at the same time. They’ll love using Santa sleighs for this art activity.
I like open-ended process art to try with my little ones. Toddlers and preschoolers aren’t the best at “official” crafts, because they don’t really understand the process of following directions to make something specific.
That’s why open-ended art is so much fun for toddlers, especially when they can fulfill sensory needs by exploring movement and texture.
We also love to do other fun art activities like this Melted Crayon Art as well.
Christmas Sleigh Process Art Activity for Preschoolers
I designed this sleigh art craft with my toddler so that she could participate in a holiday-themed craft, but not have any limits on what the craft “should” look like. This is a great craft to encourage their creativity as well. I’ve also noticed that building confidence is important in younger kids for creativity and this art activity for preschoolers is perfect for that.
Toddler-Friendly Christmas Sleigh Process Art
If you want to make your own sleigh art with your toddler or preschooler, follow along with the directions below! It’s a fast and simple arty activity for preschoolers that they’ll really going to love to do.
This process art activity for preschoolers is such a fun holiday craft for the kids. Make certain to also check out our Easy Open Ended Art Snowman Craft Painting as well. Combined, these would make a great day of art for the kids.
What you will need to make this sleigh process art activity for preschoolers
- Washable, kid-safe paint
- Paper (fingerpainting paper works best)
- A toy sleigh (we used a Playmobile one)
- Paper plate
How to Make Sleigh Art with Your Toddler
First, set up the scene by laying out the paper and the colors you want your toddler to use on a paper plate.
Show the kids how you dip the sleigh into the paint and then drive it over the surface of the paper to make track marks.
Let your toddler experiment with dipping and driving the sleigh over the paper to make art. When they get bored, set the paper out to dry and display it proudly on the fridge!
You can wash the paint off of the sleigh once the craft is over. Make sure you clean up quickly, to make it easier! The longer you wait, the harder clean-up will be. This is one of our favorite messy play activities for the holidays.
Note: This art activity may get messy. My toddler likes to use her hands as much as the utensil, so make sure you dress your toddler in clothes that you don’t mind getting messy, just in case the washable paint isn’t as washable as it claims to be!
This would be perfect for a fun holiday afternoon activity or a simple weekend craft. Make certain to just let loose and let the kids have fun!