Straw Blown Heart Art

Straw Blown Heart Art

Straw Blown Heart Art is a not for the weak of heart. This preschool craft is magical for those who can blow into a straw! 
straw blown heart artMy daughter is now 4. She celebrated her birthday a week ago. She is growing up so much. She loves to play games and do crafts with me… like all the time. Good….  I think I love it too!

Today’s craft was a messy one!

Her words: This is the best craft ever!

straw blown heart art

Straw Blown Heart Art

Here is what you need:

  • paper
  • paint
  • water
  • hearts
  • straw
  • paper plates/ paper cups

Directions:

*** please protect your work area***

Roll out a large piece of craft paper. Cut out hearts and lay out all over paper.  Add paint to paper plate. Begin by adding water to the paint to water it down to the consistency that you prefer. Cut a small hole in the top of your straw.

Teach your child how to blow into a straw if not already aware of it.

Blow away!

Let dry!

*** I tried all different sizes of straws and it really didn’t make a difference. The only think I liked about the smaller straws was that you could kinda use it like a paintbrush and swirl around the paint.

*** Beware that you could have a child inhale or suck up the water based paint. ( I know this from experience. )  If you are extremely worried you could use food coloring as your base. I know they might the bright neon colored ones. straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

We had a fun time blowing away… but to be honest it was pretty hard for both of us. You almost want to treat it like a water-color  activity.

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

However… this was a really fun and messy craft!  We loved the valentines colors… pink, bright pink, red, purple, teal, and even a combination of them all!

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

I eventually just dipped a heart… and of course she had too as well!

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

I think I will let them dry and then string them up and hang them around the house. I love the look and the color of them!

straw blown heart art

Our Straw Blown Heart art at its finest!

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

I wanted to share this simple quote that I really like:

The object of art, after all, is not just aesthetic contemplation; the main object of art is an experience that entices us to better behavior, better doing. Art is there so that we may live better, not simply that we may look at it and have a private aesthetic and mystical experience.

– Arthur Henry King

straw blown heart art

I have loved this type of art for as long as I can remember. Picasso is one of my favorite artists. He was able to express his outlook into and onto his art… as does any artist.

straw blown heart art

straw blown heart art

I hope that your art is full of  HeART!

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