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How to paint with a drinking straw.
Forgive me if this intro is a little wordy. I tend to get a little nostalgic. Long ago, I was a Crayola Child. I collected all the fingerpaints-and watercolor sets, those awesome kits that had the Ocean Life and Woodland Animals carbon-paper rub-ons, which I have not seen in years, the 64 set of crayons and the 8 pack of markers (both wide and fine point) many times over, and whatever else the drugstore downtown offered in the stationery aisle that I could get my meager kid savings on, including every Mead paper product they carried. Each year for Christmas and birthday, my Memere generously filled a Filenes shirtbox with a new set of crayons, markers, scribble pad, construction paper, tracing paper, grown up scissors (that did not have a blunt tip!), glue sticks, watercolors and brushes. To me, this was the Most Awesome, Incredible Gift, for she knew me well and what I loved, and also that I would use all of it. This was not something that would sit unloved, unappreciated and forgotten on a shelf.

One year, I received the Motherlode, from my brothers. It was a huge plastic case and it came absolutely packed with a panoply of art stuff. Oh I was drooling. Oil pastels, watercolors, brushes, colored pencils, markers, and crayons. It was such a wonderfully gorgeous rainbow of newness, all tucked neatly into their compartments. Even the pristine white eraser and shiny sharpener had their own little cubbies.

It also came with a booklet that was filled with, in my child's mind, amazing ideas to inspire and, in my adult mind, to encourage the young artist to think outside the box in regards to their creativity. This case was the ultimate symbol of creative possibilities.

One of these projects was watercolor paintings done with drinking straws. I had not done this in many years and thought it would be fun to get back to basics.

Posted by Impybat from North Andover, Massachusetts, United States • Published See Impybat's 32 projects »
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  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Watercolors And Drinking Straw Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get all your supplies together.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Watercolors And Drinking Straw Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Dip the brush into the water and wake up your watercolors. Drip them randomly onto the paper.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Watercolors And Drinking Straw Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Blow through the straw onto the drips. You can go crazy with this until they run off the paper or you run out of breath, whichever comes first. Watch them fly off into different directions and intermingle with other colors on the page.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Watercolors And Drinking Straw Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add as many or as few colors as you like.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Watercolors And Drinking Straw Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    The finished project. Put it on your fridge or frame it! And don't forget to sign it.

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Bruh Cuh Bruh :]
Bruh Cuh Bruh :] · Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US
omg! i used to do this in 6th grade but i used some kind of indian paint,good job btw. Happy
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Cool! I'm always looking for fun crafts to do with kids when I babysit them! They are going to love this! Thanks!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
Thats awesome Happy I'm definately doing this Happy Awesome awesome aweosme Happy
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B@iL3Y
B@iL3Y · Tucson, Arizona, US · 8 projects
I babysit often and this would be a great craft for the kids!
thanks!
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Miss Fit
Miss Fit · 7 projects
I have those exact paints!
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Impybat
Impybat · North Andover, Massachusetts, US · 34 projects
Elli, this is majorly addicting, you can really go nuts with it Happy
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CO + K User

i loved this when i was younger it was really fun!!!
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