We looked at an online calendar which had a variety of celebrations and holidays. It seemed every day had a list of things we could celebrate. Some were foreign to us, and some sounded like a lot of fun! Today, according to the calendar, is Drinking Straw Day. I remember as a kid I doing an art project for an elementary school competition. I painted a tree trunk, blew paint through a straw for the branches, then added some “flowers” to make it a three dimensional project. I thought I could share this project of my past with my Little Chefs.
All four of my Little Chefs had a great time with this project. They each found their own method of blowing through the straw. It was fun to see their unique approaches.
Drinking Straw Art
Ingredients: paper, water, paint, a brush, and one straw (per Little Chef).
- Place a drop of paint onto a piece of paper.
- Blow through a straw to “move” the paint.
- Repeat making different designs.
- The paint must be very thin to “move.” The paint shown in the supplies worked well and created a water color effect. If you use acrylic paint make sure you mix in A LOT of water. The “Vegetable Garden” picture is done with acrylic paint that was not watered down enough.
- Place the drops of paint in various sizes and locations on your page and blow in a variety of ways/angles/directions to achieve different looks.
What I like best about this art project is I always have these ingredients on hand. Have a great Drinking Straw Day!
Don’t forget to come back on Friday for our first giveaway of the year!!!