Instead of using proper paint, I found a great recipe for making thin watery paint using food colouring and cornflour. I've made a slight change to the recipe which you can find here.
Straw blow painting was a good exercise for Cherub, she's still not great at blowing out candles or bubbles, so this gave her some much needed practice.
|Cherub whizzed through her paintings|
|Popette creating a masterpiece!|
|One of Cherub's paintings|
|Popette's beautiful masterpiece!|
All you need is:
Baking trays or plastic container with a flat base
First I cut and folded paper to fit the trays. Then I placed a teaspoon in each colour so the girls could drip paint on to their paper.
Using a straw, the girls then blew the watery paint on the paper to make different patterns. By adding more than one colour, they were able to create different colours.
Suitable age group: 2+ yrs
Estimated setup time: 10 mins (maybe get your older child to help squeeze the colouring into the water)
Messiness factor: medium