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Straw Painting

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

In this art project, your toddler can either blow the paint with the straw, or use the straw as a paint brush.

If your child has mastered the skill of blowing, she may enjoy this activity. If not, she will still enjoy using the straw as a paintbrush.


  • Tempera paint
  • Paper
  • Drinking straw


  1. Drop a bit of thin paint on a piece of paper.
  2. Give your child a straw and have her blow the paint around.
  3. If you like, add a second and third color.
  4. You can also try different types of paper for different effects.