I got out some blow pens from the big box of goodies I got a few weeks ago that Jumeirah has been bugging me about since she saw them. I am not keen on blow pens. After doing straw blowing and having more spit and dribble come out from the straw and not much ink blowing, my stomach decided it couldnt do that craft again. I thought these might do the same thing but I was really surprised! Jumeirah got right to work, creating butterflies and dragonflies with hints of trails behind them... I loved her work and she produced heaps of them.
Then little Miss wanted a turn. I thought what the heck and gave her one pen to blow with. I am really going to have to keep up with her, for when I turned back to see what she was doing she cried " LOOK MUM! SPIDERS!" and all over her little page are tiny red spiders she created all by herself!
This activity can be done with straws and water paint but it is a bit messy and tricky for little people. Here is where we have done it before if you are game ;)
Keep you eye out for things like these blow pens... you can find treasures like this from craft shops or $2 shops sometimes. Sometimes, though it may look messy and not something your kids will be able to do, try it anyway. I am finding every single day that they are much more capable than I can keep up with :)