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Blowing Paint with Straws: Easter Egg Edition

March 25, 2020

Looking for a good Easter egg craft?  These tips for blowing paint with straws will help you create artwork that you’ll love displaying throughout the Easter season.

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Well, with all the craziness going on in the world right now I completely forgot about St. Patrick’s Day.  Let that soak in…  Me, addicted to all the holiday craftiness and fun, forgot about St. Patrick’s Day.  Just being honest about the overwhelm I’ve been feeling recently.  I’m doing my best to make life as normal as possible for my boys so I wasn’t going to let myself forget about Easter too.

It’s always my goal to come up with creative new ways for the boys to create art.  We’ve used cotton balls, marshmallows, epsom salt, painter’s tape, and so much more!  This time I thought it would be tons of fun for the boys to try blowing paint with straws.  Spoiler, they loved it.  It was a bit of a learning curve, especially for the two year old, but, once they got the mechanisms, of it they couldn’t stop creating!

I know we’re all struggling to find things to do to keep our kiddos busy during this quarantine but hopefully you have these supplies on hand and your kids can give you ten minutes to yourself while they busy themselves with blowing paint.

Blowing Paint with Straws

Supplies:

  • Washable Kids Paint
  • Paper
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Spoon
  • Straw (I cut ours in half so my boys didn’t have to blow as much)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Combine equal parts water and paint in cups.  Mix as many colors as you’re going to want for your eggs.
  2. Using a spoon, dish out a teaspoon amount of watered down paint and pour onto paper.
  3. Blow through the straw to spread paint.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re happy with how your painting is looking.
  5. Allow paint to dry completely.
  6. Cut paper into egg shape and decorate for Easter!

 

Tips for Blowing Paint with Straws:

We found different ways of blowing the paint with our straws created different types of patterns.  Blowing straight down required more strong blowing and splattered the paint multiple directions.  Blowing more from the side didn’t take as much effort and caused the paint to spread and streak.  Changing the strength of the blowing as you blow a different part of the paint created a wave.  Try multiple ways of blowing for yourself and see what pattern you like best.

Need even more Easter Craft Ideas?
Check out this list my friend Chelsea put together!

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