Tactile Texture Little Ones Art Cards

These textural art projects are inspired by Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” painting, Eric Carle‘s collage papers and Cy Twombly‘s layering of thick paint and materials. This digital download is delivered as a PDF, tailored for ages 3+.



What's the story of Tactile Texture?

Ever wanted to touch a work of art that you thought you were only supposed to look at? It happens to us all. Because the texture of a work, the tactile quality of its surface, appeals to our sense of touch and can evoke feelings of pleasure, discomfort or familiarity. The texture they create is not always real. A real rock, for example, might feel rough or smooth, and it definitely feels hard when touched or picked up. A painter depicting a rock can create the illusion of these qualities through the use of elements such as colour, line, and shape.

What will I receive?

A link via email to download a digital PDF including:
6 art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions
1 leaflet about the art theme and an additional activity

Some of the materials you will need at home for these projects

Acrylic paints
Blue card
Bubble wrap
Coloured paper
Glue spatula
PVA glue
Water-colour paper
Contact paper

Tips for doing art with Little Ones

•  Strip children down before you start, or have an outfit that is their ‘art outfit’

• Allow them to experiment with materials. Don’t be too concerned about producing a single final piece.

• Bring out one material at a time – this makes it less overwhelming, and lengthens the process!

• You can often use surprisingly simple materials to work with, like shaving cream, toothbrushes, kitchen brushes, toy cars … all things that you may well have at home.

• Never leave Little Ones alone with art materials!


Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Adult supervision recommended.