-Paint (watered down so it's runny)
-Straws (cut into short pieces)
-Heavy paper such as card stock
In a container, mix your paint & water so it is a slightly runny consistency. Set out a straw in each container for painting. (Please make sure your children know NOT to drink or put these straws in their mouth. If your child is too young to understand this, hold off on this project until they are older.)
Show your child how to "catch" the paint by dipping the straw in the paint and closing the top with their finger.
Show your child that lifting their finger will release the paint and make it drip from the straw.
Have them continue this process, filling the paper with drips of paint.
Doesn't that look super cool? We loved this activity and it is so good for fine motor practice!
Here are some other fun art activities we have done:
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