Straws instead of paintbrushes? Absolutely! Who says you can only paint with a brush and your hand? Have fun 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!

BLOW PAINTING

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.

It’s an easy painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers!

Kids love 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.

Blow Painting

WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!

Make sure to check out our list of over 50 do-able and fun art projects for kids!

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BLOW PAINTING 

Want more things to do with straws? Why not make 3D bubble wands or test your engineering skills by building a straw boat!

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HOW TO PAINT WITH STRAWS

STEP 1: Thin out some acrylic or washable paint with a bit of water.

TIP: Check out 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.

Great 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?
Blow Painting

MORE FUN ART ACTIVITIES TO TRY

Make fizzing art with baking soda painting!

Mix up your own bubble paint and grab a bubble wand to try bubble painting.

Get STOMPING, stamping or printmaking with dinosaur painting that uses toy dinosaurs as paintbrushes.

Magnet painting is a fantastic way to explore magnet science and create a unique piece of art.

Combine science and art with salt painting.

Kind of messy but a totally fun painting activity, the kids will have a blast trying splatter painting!

TRY BLOW PAINTING FOR PROCESS ART!

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