Age: Preschool through elementary
Time: An hour or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts
Make a river of red or a swirl of blue. Your kids can create their own unique paintings without even picking up a paintbrush!
· Water color or tempera paints
· Crayons or markers (optional)
What to do:
Step One: If your child is younger than five years old, ask her to practice blowing with the straws first.
Step Two: Add water to the paints to make them runny. Place large drops of paint on your child's paper.
Step Three: When your child now blows at the drops through the straw, the paint will run and make lovely rivers of color.
Step Four: Your child can repeat Steps 2 and 3 as many times as she likes. Then she can color the pictures with crayons or markers to add different textures.
Step Five: Add your child's name to the bottom of the picture and hang her painting prominently!