Yesterday we shared a fun way to make prints using string. Today we have another fun way to paint, blowing through straws. Why use a boring, old brush? Blow painting is much more fun. Kids will find it irresistible to see the paint skip and spatter across your paper as they blow through a straw; just make sure you have lots of paper on hand because they may not want to stop.
1. For this project you want your paint to be an inky consistency. You can use watercolors or watered down acrylic paint. Just make sure it's not too watery so you get good concentrated color.
2. Create large drops of paint on your paper. If you have an eye dropper, that's handy but you can also use a spoon.
3. Using a straw, blow on the paint, starting from directly above it. We found that it helps to wiggle the straw as you blow. The paint should spread in cool tendrils.
You can experiment with how you blow the paint, see what kind of patterns you can make and how the paint might mix as it meets on the page. It's kind of addictive to see what our mundane droplets would spider into.
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