It’s been great to go outdoors and enjoy the sun this summer! But it’s also important to have some time in the shade so as to not over do it. Along with fun in the sun, we try and do an indoor activity each day. Recently, we had a lot of success with Straw Painting. The kids loved it and we ended up with some great artwork that we will be putting on our walls.
1. Straws – make sure they are not too long otherwise it’ll be too hard for the kids to get the paint to move around
2. Thick white paper or canvas – You can use any paper that’ll hold paint or you can even buy small canvases from the dollar store
3. Different colors of paint – Use pourable paint. Or you can even make your own paint with this simple paint recipe.
4. Small bowls or containers – this is for mixing the paint and water
5. Water – It will help thin out the paint and make this activity easier for younger kids
1. Pour paint into different containers. Add a little bit of water to the paint to thin it out and make it it easy to blow with a straw.
2. Pour little blobs of paint on the canvas and let them create, slowly adding more. (Tip: Have a talk about only blowing out of the straw, not sucking.)
3. Once you’re done, let it dry and find the perfect spot to display your children’s works of art.
26 thoughts on “Straw Painting”
Guess kids had fun doing straw painting:)
They did have lots of fun!
This looks like fun and something that would keep kids entertained for some time. This is something that can truly bring out their artistic side. Thanks for sharing.
It was definitely a good experience, thanks for your comment Nathaniel.
Cool idea, Salma! I know some littlies that would be delighted and one in particular who would have his fingers in the blogs of paint in no time. My concern, as you mention, would be that a child might inhale or suck rather than blow. Perhaps add a recommended age for this activity. Just a suggestion. Love the paintings and the artists! Thanks. HUGS <3
Thanks Judy and thanks for your suggestion as well. I actually made a little hole at the top of the straw so they would only be able to blow, not suck so maybe I should include that 🙂
Great getting your craft on Salma. Also, my son would LOVE you son’s apron. Where’d u get it?
Yes we are! My MIL bought it for him, I’m guessing online somewhere.
How wonderful!!! I loved the idea and definitely will pass it over to friends with kiddos 🙂 Lovely to connect with you dear… 🙂
I hope they like it! Wonderful to connect with you too Shruti.
Great idea. My kids would really have enjoyed painting with straws when they were younger. Its great that you’ve included a link for a paint recipe – it would be important not to use anything toxic. Children like to take experimentation to the next level and I wouldn’t put it past them to suck up some of the paint.
Yes, we don’t want them swallowing any paint! It’s nice to read that straw painting is such a timeless craft 🙂
This looks like really fun, I should try although I am afraid that my walls will also get painted 😉
That is definitely a danger Amaia 🙂 That’s why we did it outside on the deck.
This looks interesting and a nice idea to engage your kids. Thanks for idea and will try some straw painting with my kiddo 🙂
This looks like lots of fun, and you can tell from those sweet smiles that your littles adored doing it!
They really did have a lot of fun, thanks Amy!
Hi Salma ,
I never heard of straw painting before ,
this sound like fun for the kids.
I am going to show my grandkids .
Thank you for sharing
I hope your grandkids enjoy it 🙂
Thanks for the idea! This looks like a fun and easy afternoon of making art that my nephews and I would enjoy!
I used to love to do this as a child!
Really? That’s so wonderful, it’s such a timeless activity.
Aaaaah – too cute for words. 🙂
Thanks so much Victoria!
Soo fun! I have to get some canvases next I am at $store:))
Great craft idea! I am going to try this with my son. Thank you for linking up at the Monday Funday linky party last week. This week your post was included as a feature!
Hope you have a great Monday!