If you are looking for a simple Halloween craft for your children, these blow-paint monsters are fun and easy. They take only a few craft items, and mostly other things you probably already have laying around your home. This simple craft is perfect for anytime of year but especially fun for Halloween. Each one is unique like a snowflake, no two will look alike. A great craft for day care, preschool and elementary age children, if they can blow through a straw they will be able to make this paint craft. Below you find the materials needed and instructions for your children to make this blow-paint monster.
Poster board or stock paper
Straws (cut in half)
Tempera Paint Or Children’s Washable Paint Your Color Choice
Cup of Water
1) The first step in making your blow-paint monster is to have your children pick three or four colors of paint they want to work with. You can use small plastic cups to put the paint in, one color per cup. I keep an old ice cube tray to use for occasions just like this, they have many spots to keep the paint separate, are easy to clean and since they are re-useable a green option. To each cup of paint you slowly add a little water, you want your paint to be a little thin. The consistency should resemble heavy cream. If it is too thin it will run, too thick it is hard for the children to blow.
2) Once you have your paint ready they can begin making their craft. You start by putting small amounts of each color together on the paper. We like the results when we put the different paint colors close but not on top of each other. Using a straw that is cut in half show your child to blow the paint in all direction, we turned the paper many times to get our paint to go all over. It works well if you have them make small huffs through the straw not blowing too hard, you might get spit on your paint monster that way. Also be sure they take their time, blowing too much at once could make them lightheaded.
3) Once they have finished their paint monster masterpieces it is best to allow them overnight to be sure they are completely dry.
4) Once totally dry you can either leave them on the poster board, we chose to cut out around ours to decorate with them. We are also going to use some glued to brown paper bag lunch sacks for Halloween. My daughter and I are going to put each of her classmate names on the bag and will close the top with a Halloween ribbon after the bag is full of Halloween treats and candy.
5) Now you are ready to put the finishing touches on your easy blow-paint monsters. Let your children how many googly eyes and where they want them. Then just use Elmer’s glue to affix them to the paint craft. You can see in our photos we have three different color monsters and unique designs.
It does not take very much paint to make these blow-paint monsters since it is thinned with water. They had a great time and I had finally tell them it was time to stop we had enough made. This is a perfect rainy day craft, or for anytime of year it will keep your children occupied for a long time. Even though this paint craft is perfect for children I have to admit I even made a few myself and had a wonderful time with my daughters.