Last week my daughter had a play date and so we did a little art project. In all honesty, it was also practice for art class I was teaching to second-graders the next day, but my kids will pretty much always take me up on some art time if I offer.
This one is super, super easy. The girls (4 yrs) and my youngest son (6 yrs) loved it and the second graders loved it, too.
Here’s what you need:
watered-down paint / straws / paper
Note on the paint: I used crayola washable kids’ paint and added maybe a teaspoon of water. You can play with the consistency to make it thin enough to spread out, but thick enough to maintain it’s bright color.
STEP ONE // drip small drops of paint on paper
We just used these tiny plastic icecream spoons leftover from a sundae party, but any spoon or medicine dropper will do.
STEP TWO // blow through straw to spread the paint
It may be helpful to cut the straws in half to reduce the amount of breath required!
Continue dripping paint and blowing … the colors will blend in to each other and the shapes turn out so organic and interesting.
And it seriously is so simple and fool-proof to do with young kids, but equally enjoyable with older ones.
I think the art is pretty as it is, but wouldn’t it be cool cut out like this? Hope you get to try this with the kiddos in your life!