Straw Painting Process Art Tutorial
Your preschoolers will love this fun process art invitation that involves painting using a straw. This straw painting process art exploration is fun to do anytime! You will use common materials that you likely have on hand. If you're learning about Clouds, Wind, and Rain this is a great experience to include in your plans. Keep reading to see all the steps and our tips for this fun process art tutorial.
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Cover your surface with paper towel or newspaper; then, dot paint all over the plate.
This is an excellent opportunity for preschoolers! Try putting the paint in clear condiment bottles (the kind with a small tip) for preschoolers to squeeze out a dot of paint. This not only supports muscle development (hello pre-writing skills!) it also reinforces using the appropriate amount of materials for a project.
Now it's time for your preschoolers to pretend to be the wind!
Blow on the paint through the straw to mix and create patterns.
Try blowing from above and from the side and see how the movement changes.
This is a fun way for children to learn a bit about perspective as well. This is a great opportunity to talk with your preschoolers about angles.
Try introducing a bit about directionality as well. Tape the letters N, W, S, E on the correct walls and give instruction "Pretend you are the wind blowing east"
Preschoolers are going to want to repeat this process! Try adding new color combinations each time to see how the colors blend together.
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