Sock Painting Process Art Activity

INSIDE: Sock Painting Process Art Activity is super fun and easy messy process art activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Get out those old socks and use them to paint in this fun sensory art activity.

Sensory Painting

If your sock drawer is anything like ours you have a few socks that have lost their match. Well I have the perfect way they can become useful again! With this unique sensory painting and colouring mixing process art activity. It’s perfect for toddlers and a great one to take outdoors.

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How to Set Up Sock Painting

Spread a large sheet of paper on a table or wall and secure it with the masking tape. Cover your little ones hands with socks. Pour some paint into bowls or you can just pour paint on to the sheet of paper, if taped to a flat surface. Let them dip their socked hands in the paint and mix the colours on the paper.

My then 2 year olds were a bit apprehensive at first but quickly got into it and loved it!

Once they were done painting I removed the socks and they had a go with their hands! You can combine this process with a tape resist art to create something unique!

Age Suitability

My twins are 2 years old. This activity is great for toddlers 2 years old and up.

Skills Developed

This was a great activity to talk about colour mixing! Other skills developed include:

  • Colour recognition
  • Language development
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Imaginative play
  • Creativity


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  • Socks
  • Washable Paint
  • Bowls
  • Butcher Paper or large sheet of white paper
  • Masking Tape


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