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Blow Painting - A Fun Art Activity for Preschoolers

Blow Painting - A Fun Art Activity for Preschoolers
Blow Painting - A Fun Art Activity for Preschoolers

Children love blowing through a straw and watching colours run in various directions.

Objective: To encourage creativity and develop fine motor skills in preschoolers through blow painting.


  • Art paper or a simple A4 size white sheet of paper

  • 5 Star Dye, either of these will be ideal. Ezy Dye, Liquid dye or Water Soluble Dye (keep a cup or container for each colour)

  • Water

  • Black Marker - for drawing faces

  • Straw

  • Dropper

  • Zig zag scissors

  • Glue

Blow Painting  with 5 Star Painting Dyes
Blow Painting with 5 Star Painting Dyes


Introduce the concept of blow painting to the children and explain how it works.

  1. Provide each child with a sheet of paper and a cup of 5 Star Dye for each colour.

  2. Demonstrate using the dropper or paintbrush to put a few drops of dye on the paper.

  3. Show the children how to blow the dye in different directions using the straw.

  4. Encourage the children to turn the paper around to blow the dye more easily in different directions.

  5. Use a black maker to bring the colourful blogs to life by adding faces.

  6. Once the children are happy with their designs, help them to cut long strips of poster paper with zig-zag scissors and paste them around the paper for a finishing touch.

  7. Display the finished paintings for all to see.

Extension ideas:

  • Thicker paper is better; thinner papers can get overwet and soggy.

  • Encourage the children to experiment with different colours and patterns.

  • Provide stencils or templates for the children to use with their blow painting.

  • Use different types of paper or materials, such as tissue paper or fabric, to create a textured effect.

  • Have the children collaborate on a large blow painting project together. This is a lot of fun.

Blow Painting  bright ideas


Blow painting is a fun and easy art activity that can help preschoolers develop their creativity and fine motor skills. By encouraging experimentation and collaboration, this activity can also help children develop positive social skills such as flexibility and cooperation.

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