Letter N Crafts for Preschoolers
I have three big kids (ages 3, 5, and 6), two of whom are learning preschool at home. So I can usually find someone interested in doing some arts and crafts with me! We like to provide a big collection of ideas for each letter – but not to make you think that your child should do all of them! Pick one or two (or more if your child is up for it). I encourage you to try at least one activity that’s more process art than a simple craft.
What’s process art? If a class full of children would create that project and all their projects would look very different, then it’s probably process art. Process art is open ended. You provide the materials and structure, and let your child create. Personally, I like simple crafts as well. They help teach basic skills and can be fun to make.
Variety is the spice of life 🙂
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N is for Nest
This is obviously not process art, but my Three really enjoyed it. I cut out the pieces for him, and he glued everything down. I found this Letter N craft idea at Rockabye Butterfly.
Get the pattern for my giant letter N here.
Sequined Night Sky
My kids loved painting colorful swirls on white cardstock. After their paintings dried, we added glue and dumped colorful sequins on the projects. After tipping off the extras, they had some bright and beautiful night skies.
Birds in a Nest
My Three used Do-a-Dot markers to decorate the paper plate. Then he glued down the birds, beaks, and eyes. This is more a craft than a process art activity, but it has elements of both. Aren’t they adorable? You can find a similar idea over at Activity Village.
My two preschool boys were excited to do this simple craft. I printed the pattern onto colorful cardstock, and they decorated with stickers. After I had attached yarn to my Three’s tie and hung it around his neck, he announced he was “off to a meeting.” 🙂 I saw this N is for Necktie craft at Some of This and Some of That.
Melted Crayons Night Sky
Okay, I admit this does not look like a night sky – unless you are looking at a sky lit up by fireworks. But the kids really wanted me to shave all the colors and not just the ones you’d see at night. They loved painting the foil and watching the crayon shavings melt on their pictures the following day. You can find a picture tutorial for this art with melted crayons at Happy Hooligans.
The kids used glitter tempera paint to decorate these noodles. After a day and a half, the noodles were dry enough to string onto necklaces. Art, fine motor, and fashion rolled into one. 🙂
This process art was simple and fun for my Three, Five and Six. (My One sat in my lap and swirled a paintbrush on a paper plate). We used cooked wide noodles to create these projects. See a noodle tracks tutorial over at Tippytoe Crafts.
Finally, my Four created this newspaper neighborhood. He painted sections of newspaper with watercolor. I cut out shapes for him, which he assembled into buildings. Then he was given permission to use a Sharpie to add details (this was his favorite part).
I hope you’ve found a project your child or class will enjoy!
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