Sunday, May 4, 2008

Fun Kids Crafts: Make A Blow-Painted Monster

Once again this is one of our fun kid's crafts that also serve as a science lesson. It can get a little messy so make sure you cover the floor with newspapers if the kids are still small as they can get a little over zealous.

In this craft the idea is to show the kids that when they blow on the paint, without the straw, nothing much happens as the flow of air spreads out when it leaves the mouth and it's hard to aim it directly on the paint. On the other hand, blowing through the straw it is easy to direct the flow of air directly onto the paint.

What you need for this fun kid's craft:

  • Thick paper
  • Runny paint (at least 2 colors)
  • A straw
  • A felt tipped pen

How you do this craft:

  1. If your paint is a bit thick, mix it with a little water so it becomes runny but, not watery.
  2. Pour paint on the paper and pour another color next to it.
  3. First try and blow on it with your mouth just to see what happens.
  4. Now take the straw and hard directly on the paint to make it spread in different directions.
  5. Keep on blowing until you have a nicely shaped "Monster." This is up to you to decide when you are satisfied with your monster.
  6. Now you can use your straw to draw arms and legs for your monster.
  7. When your monster is dry, use the felt tipped pen to draw eyes and a mouth.
  8. Experiment with different color combinations and see how the color changes at the places where the paint mixes. See what the effect is if you use more colors, experiment and have fun.

This is one of our fun kid's crafts that is very suitable for homeschooling to teach the kids about air flow and also about colors and how mixing colors produces another color. Enjoy this fun kid's craft.

For more kid's crafts you can visit Fun Kids Crafts You can also have a look at our Bible Crafts And even more kids crafts HERE.

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