Friday, June 3, 2011

Straw Splatter Painting

Blowing paint through straws. Summertime painting can’t get much more fun!


  1. Open 3-4 paint jars. I like these Crayola Washable Paints I found at Target. You can also get them here. We were aiming for 4th of July pictures, so we used red, blue and yellow.
  2. Put one straw in each paint jar.
  3. Spread newspaper or a large piece of butcher paper over your workspace. We did this outside on the washable plastic kids table and still covered it with paper. Okay, it goes everywhere, but that’s what washable paints are for … right?!
  4. Use paint shirts! Or on a nice, warm day my 2-year-old went for the shirtless technique.
  5. Dip one end of the straw in the paint (we did go over the “don’t suck in” rule)
  6. BLOW!

P.S. Don’t stand directly in front of your kids trying to take a cute picture while they are blowing, you will get paint-splattered In love


I let these dry, then we cut star shapes out of them to use for 4th of July decorations. I love how they turned out!!

Linking to: Summertime Fun Party


  1. OMG too much fun! Kids look happy...Star cut from these was the great idea I love

  2. Oh my gosh! My kids would LOVE this!!!

  3. This looks like fun! Thanks for linking up to the summertime fun party!
    Little Wonders' Days

  4. Wow...all I can say is wow! You are BRAVE!

  5. Haha, looks like so much fun. My kids will love you for this :) Can't wait to try it. We are having a link up party on Tuesday "Help a Momma Out" and this is a perfect post for it! We would love to have you link up. Hope to see you there.

  6. Your boys look like they're having a blast! Thanks so much for linking up to my Summer Fun party. I'm including this cool idea in my Five Fun Ideas for Paint post.


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