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Straw Painting

Straw painting is a nice change of pace from traditional painting techniques.
straw painting
 Put paint on the paper and have your child blow through the straw to spread the paint. I used the Crayola washable paint but it really needed to be thinner so next time I will mix it with a little water first.

Jackie H.

Wednesday 1st of September 2010

Hey, we used food coloring and water. Also, to the previous poster, if you are worried about them sucking, poke a few small holes in the straw, then they can blow but they can't suck.

Infant Bibliophile

Wednesday 1st of September 2010

Whenever I see this on blogs, I think it looks so fun, but I'd be afraid my son would accidentally suck instead of blow. I wonder if I am underestimating him. He does blow bubbles with a wand. But I think I'll wait another year or two just in case. :)

Green Mama

Tuesday 31st of August 2010

I did this with my cherub, but we used food dye. The splatters were gorgeous, so much so that I've actually framed one!

Funky Mama Bird

Tuesday 31st of August 2010

I forgot all about straw painting! I learned that in school ages ago, I have to teach it to the kids!


Tuesday 31st of August 2010

Thanks for reminding me that we need to try this painting technique!