Yesterday’s art activity relating to dinosaurs was yarn painting. We used this simple technique to simulate a dinosaur’s tail dragging on the ground.
This is process art. It’s very simple to set up and easy to implement. However, there’s more than meets the eye. Yarn painting allows the child to experiment with painting with a different method. It explores the concept of a dinosaur dragging its tail across the dirt and leaving a mark.
Painting with yarn requires the child to use both hands to get paint on the yarn and apply the paint to the paper. They will get messy. Allowing this sensory experience is beneficial to children to learn creativity, coordination, problem-solving as well as cause and effect.