Thursday, May 26, 2011

Painting with cut straws !

These beautiful stars/flowers are so easy to make and putti loved making them !!
To make these you will need some drinking straws, scissors, paint (we used crayola kids washable paint) and paper. Hold a straw in one hand. Put one blade of the scissors inside the straw and cut a straight line through the straw. Make more cuts. Fold back the cuts and it looks like a star. Make couple of these as the flowery prints are good only when the straw is 'new' and after a couple of stampings, the prints aren't very neat!
Dip the star end into paint and stamp onto paper 

 You could twist and turn the straw and create stars or flowers...

Next putti wanted to make some smaller ones, so I cut the straw ends slightly smaller

and we realised it gave better results ...
Then I showed her how these can become the center of a flower, by drawing petals around it. She loved to make some..

We have used straws to make blow paintings before, check them here:
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Beautiful straw prints! We have to give it a try!

Wow what a creative idea.First time I have seen this!

So that's what it was made with! You had me guessing yesterday, but I didn't have a clue! Very creative you are!

Beautiful! They would make good "fireworks" too!

What a great idea! Love it! We will be breaking out the paints next week now!

Those are really beautiful! I have a ton of straws in the pantry and I was trying to think of ways to use them for a craft. Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday : ) Have a great weekend!

Great idea ! I will try it tomorrow in my art class. Have you tried the blow paint through the straw? Always a winner in my preschool class, we pratice some yoga dragon breaths and then blowwwww....Love your block and follow it on facebook too. Thanks, anne

I featured this on my blog yesterday. : )

Just wanted to let you know, we did this this morning, my girls loved it. They even loaded up the straws and swirled them around to make circle patterns. Thanks again for a great idea!

This is a most unique idea, Roopa and Putti! These really look like fireworks! Apt for Diwali cards!

What a cute project!

I love when I can use things I easily have at home - straws, paper, paint, and markers. Thanks for the great idea!

This is one cool idea. I can't believe how simple, but how I would never think of it myself. Thanks for sharing on my blog. I will be sure to do this one soon at home.

I can't stop featuring you. You are probably my favorite art mom out there!

Love them! They turned out so well. I bet it was a lot of fun too!!! Great for small hands to have a go and create beautifully!

Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty.. much appreciated!

Thanks for all ur compliments! Putti loved painting with these:)
And these would make perfect fireworks for 4th July or Deepavali !!
Yes, we have tried blowing paint with straws, links are at the end of the post.

@LennyGreat that ur kids loved them too. Wow sounds exciting, can you share a pic please?

A think this craft would make great fireworks art, perfect for the 4th of July. We'll revisit your post in a month! :)

What a great painting activity, love the final effect!

What a fun way to paint! I love the texture, and movement in the prints.

I am your latest follower Roopa! I got my 2.5 year old to try this today :)...Fun activity!

You've been featured this week on It's Playtime: July 4th Edition. Thanks for sharing and don't forget to grab a "featured" button :)

Rachele @ Messy Kids

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for the comments! @Rachele, thank you for the feature:)

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I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
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