Painting with Straws and Eye Droppers

The weather suddenly dropped almost twenty degrees today, so instead of playing in the dirt outside I was able to convince the boys to do a little silly painting with me. We used straws - it was a hit! 

having a little blowing contest - big buddy won
Our supplies:

watered-down paint (1 part water to 2 parts paint),
eye droppers, straws, paper 

Step 1: use eye droppers to create blobs of paint on the paper

Step 2: aim straws at paint and blow

It kept them happily busy for over a half an hour. There were, of course, some causalities...

lucky for me our wood floor isn't too precious

i thought we were past this but mini man couldn't
resist tasting the paint today - my "please don't
eat the paint" was heart crushing :) 


  1. What a great idea! I know what I am doing with 3 energetic 5 year olds on the next play date at my home!! Plastic sheets may finally get out of the storage! LOL! First time here and love your blog! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  2. this is such a great idea, i'm so trying this tomorrow!

  3. Awww this is such a fun idea!! I may have to try this myself!

  4. lovely!!! I really like it!

  5. Fab idea. Think when it's sunny I may try this. Thanks for sharing.


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