Drinking Straw Art


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.

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Drinking Straw Art

Ingredients: paper, water, paint, a brush, and one straw (per Little Chef).

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Directions:

  1. Place a drop of paint onto a piece of paper.
  2. Blow through a straw to “move” the paint.
  3. Repeat making different designs. Create art by blowing paint through a straw at fivelittlechefs.com Supplies are basic; paper, water; paint, drinking straw, brush. #kids crafts #art

Cooks Notes:

  • 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.

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 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!!!


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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

2 Replies to "Drinking Straw Art"

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    Tiffany January 2, 2013 (9:34 am)

    I’m going to be doing this with Karter later today. Thanks for the great idea!!

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    Katherines Corner January 6, 2013 (3:10 pm)

    funnnn! Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

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