Blow Painting With Primary Colours

Blow Painting With Primary Colours

Being on maternity leave is hard sometimes. I have five days a week where I have to think of something fun for us to do. It is very easy to get stuck in a rut so I have made a list of activities that do not require us to leave the house! Blow painting is a super easy activity and uses resources I’m sure we all have around the house!

blow painting

You will need:

– a piece of card (you could use paper but I find it a little too thin)
– coloured straws (I chose yellow, blue and red so that we could match them to the paint)
– paint, paintbrushes and a tray (I used a yorkshire pudding tray!)
– water and a medicine syringe

blow painting

What to do:

  • Once you have selected your paint colours you will need to water these down (using the syringe) to make them a consistency that will run easily when blown.
  • Then using your paintbrush place blobs of paint on the card (or patterns if you’d prefer!)
  • Now blow and voila 🙂

blow painting

Ways to simplify:

  • I found that Little (almost three) struggled with blowing for long periods of time. To simplify this you could have them blow into a pot of paint (so that it bubbles up) and then pop the paper over the top.
  • Or you could take it in turns to blow also teaching them turn taking!

blow painting

Ways to extend:

  • If this is a bit basic for your child you could extend it by allowing them to use the medicine syringe to water down the paint themselves.
  • Have them mix two primary colours together to see what colour it makes!
  • If they are old enough they can complete this whole activity independently.

What is your go to indoors activity for a rainy day?



  1. February 13, 2017 / 9:10 am

    This looks fun and best of all- cheap too!

  2. February 13, 2017 / 10:32 am

    That looks like lots of fun! I like how you’ve got simple and more advanced ways of doing it.

  3. February 13, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    This is such a lovely activity and something which I’m sure my two older kids would enjoy doing! x

  4. February 13, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I love this learning activity. I’ve a bit of a busy week, but doesn’t mean daddy can not do this with our little muckin

  5. February 13, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    This looks like an absolute great activity!! We are on half term next week and I think this would be great to do! Thank you for sharing x

  6. February 13, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I may just have to give it a go as we’re looking for easy but fun crafts this half term x

  7. Georgina
    February 13, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    This takes me back to being a kid – love it!

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