Painting with a Twist

 I have to admit that this is an old post but it was so much fun I thought I would share it again!

Ashlyn was getting kind of bored with “regular” painting so the other day we tried something a little different.  We painted a beautiful picture using straws.  It was so much fun!

I got 3 different straws and put them in the color paint she wanted.  Then she blew through the straw and blew the paint onto the paper.  She really got into it and tried to mix the colors to make new colors.  Then we folded her paper in half and I had her press on both sides to mix the paint together even more.  It looked great when we opened it up and it was a neat beginning lesson on symmetry too.

Here is the finished product that now hangs on our refrigerator.


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9 Responses to “Painting with a Twist”

  1. sherry

    I love these kind of paintings, we did something like that for 4th of july, they looked like fireworks.

    August 7th, 2009 at 12:00 pm
  2. Teresa Clark

    Love it. Gonna try it this weekend.

    August 7th, 2009 at 4:01 pm
  3. Sarah

    I keep forgetting to do this….must add to list :)

    August 7th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
  4. Ticia

    Very cute. I love the painting.

    August 8th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
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