Art Week Part 2: Air-Blown Art

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My son saw me doing this one day and instantly wanted to try. It’s become one of his favorite ways to paint. It makes a great wrapping paper or personalized birthday card without much effort!

You’ll need water colors, a paint brush, water, paper and a straw. I like to do this project in a box to contain some of the mess. The longer they paint the messier (and more fun) this project gets.

Load up your brush and water color of choice with water (a bit more than you usually would which isn’t hard for kids to do)

Let the color drip onto your page

Using your straw blow the paint around the page – the more water your paint has, the bigger the drop, and the farther the paint will go.

Repeat until your masterpiece is finished.

That’s it! Easy, messy and fun!

For those that asked the watercolors we used are Artist Loft from Michaels they are actually good quality and fairly inexpensive (I used a coupon)!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. That giant set of pristine watercolors makes my heart go pitter-pat!!! Will you share the info on it?

  2. We had a blast doing this after school today. It turned out so cute! I am going to have them do more for Mother's Day cards for the grandmas!

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  4. All for the Boys Reply

    @Binnie just regular cardstock here but you can use watercolor paper for a nice effect!

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