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Blow Painting With Straws

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Using straws, children can create splatter patterns while blowing liquid watercolours on paper. Fun and simple for all! 

Materials Needed:

  • Liquid watercolour paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Straws
  • Thick White Paper

What to do:

  • Pour your liquid water colours into an art palette or paint cups.
  • Use a paintbrush to add a small puddle of paint onto the paper.
  • Place the straw about an inch away form the puddle. Use the straw to blow the paint blobs around in all directions.
  • Try blowing down directly onto the puddle, blowing from the left and blowing from the right. See how many different shapes you can make with the watercolours.
  • Repeat this step with each of the colours.
  • Let the paint dry completely.

Hints and Tips: 

  • A number of different art can be made using this technique. Such as monsters by drawing eyes, arms and legs on the splatter once it dries. Draw a person and the splatter can be the hair as well. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions
    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills, Sensory Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Last modified on Monday, March 22, 2021
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