Straws instead of paintbrushes? Absolutely! Who says you can only paint with a brush and your hand? Have you ever tried blowing into a straw to paint a masterpiece? Now’s the chance to explore awesome process art with easy materials. Learn a little bit about abstract art in the “process”!
BLOW PAINTING ART FOR KIDS!
Blowing through straws to create colorful blow paint art is more than just fun! Blow painting can help with oral motor development as well as fine motor skills. Oral motor skills include awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the mouth; jaw, tongue, cheeks, and lips.
Kids want to make a mess. They want their senses to come alive. They want to feel and smell and sometimes even taste the process. They want to be free to let their minds wander through the creative process. Blow painting is a great form of abstract art, and a fun process art activity.
How can we help them reach this state of ‘flow’ – (the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task)?
The answer is process art!
Questions to ask your kiddos…
- How can you get the paint to move across the paper using only the straw?
- What sorts of shapes can you make?
- What do you think will happen when you blow this color into another color?
Grab this free blow painting activity right now!
STRAW BLOWING ART
YOU WILL NEED:
- Acrylic or washable liquid paint
HOW TO PAINT WITH STRAWS
STEP 1: Thin out some acrylic or washable paint with a bit of water.
TIP: Check our homemade paint recipes to make your own paint!
STEP 2: Pour several puddles of paint onto the canvas or art paper.
STEP 3: Use your straw to direct the paint around the paper. Try blowing harder or softer, and from different directions. Try several different paint colors for a layered look.
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Find more fun recipes for how to make paint below!