Creating art with lines

By offering interesting materials, our children can create some very unique art, all the while exploring the concept of lines…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

To extend our study of lines into our art experience, Deborah taped two paint brushes together and egg cartons were filled with a variety of paint colors.  It’s important to note that the paintbrushes were taped together near the tip of the handles.  This allows room for the two brushes to separate so that they may be dipped into two different paint colors at the same time…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

This set-up created an interesting invitation to paint.  The children were very curious about why the paintbrushes were taped together, until they saw the potential to make lines with them…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

The pieces of artwork that were created were magnificent, to say the least.  Each child explored this process in their own unique way…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

Some children focused on creating lines:  straight lines, wavy lines, horizontal lines, vertical lines…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

While others explored the process of color mixing both in the egg carton paint tray and on their paper…

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This little guy found dots to be more interesting than lines…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

And this child felt that it was important for his lines to cover his entire paper.  And what beautiful lines they are…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

We also carried this activity over to our smaller table…

Creating Art with Lines by Teach Preschool

On this table, we provided 2-3 crayons that had been taped together and paper…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

For me, the difference in how the children used the materials was thought-provoking.  While most children focused on creating lines with the paintbrushes, the crayons were mainly used for drawing circles.  Using interesting materials provides unique experiences and the opportunity to create some lovely works of art…

Creating art with lines by Teach Preschool

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Lining up craft sticks by Teach Preschool 

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By |2013-02-13T06:00:47+00:00February 13th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. MIRIAM FERNANDEZ BORASO February 13, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    hello! fantastic idea! thanks for sharing!
    kisses & hugs!

  2. Rhythm February 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this!! What a stimulus for the imagination! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jessica @ Play Trains! February 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    What fun! This just reminded me of the trick of putting a spacer of some sort between two markers/paintbrushes to draw parallel lines…I’m going to try that with my son so he can draw his own train tracks. He loves to have me do them and then put the railroad ties in himself, although sometimes he’ll try to draw the tracks (like in the train track valentines we made

  4. Megha June 23, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Really found the material enriching
    Thanks !!!!

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