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.
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  • Reply Annette W.

    This is an excellent way to promote some mouth exercises, but for a child who has issues, it’s best to water down the paint.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply MaryAnne

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

    August 31, 2010 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Funky Mama Bird

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

    August 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Green Mama

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

    August 31, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Infant Bibliophile

    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. 🙂

    September 1, 2010 at 2:36 am
  • Reply Jackie H.

    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.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:08 am
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