Inside: This germ blow painting art is perfect for preschoolers and older kids when learning about sickness, the human body, and the immune system.
Today marks the first day of our new week-long series all about the human body.
If you haven’t seen everything we’ve done in weeks 1-3, definitely check them out. We’ve had a lot of fun and learned so much!
To start out this new series, we’re going straight to germs and making them a little more kid friendly with this cute and fun art activity.
Read on below or watch the video to see how to make this fun preschool art project with your kids.
Germ Blow Paint Art With Straws
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This art activity is great on its own, but if you want to make it educational, you can teach your child a little about germs before the project.
For very young kids who don’t know what germs are, I’d recommend the book, Germs Aren’t For Sharing. It doesn’t go into great detail about germs, but it helps teach kids the basics and how to have good personal hygiene.
Older kids who want to learn more about microbes will love The Bacteria Book. It’s loaded with tons of facts and goes into detail on topics such as bacteria, fungi, algae, viruses and more.
After you discuss what germs are with your kids and why we want to get rid of them, tell them they’re now going to create their own pretend germs from paint!
Blow Paint Art Supplies:
Germ Art Directions:
1. Water down the paint enough for your kids to easily blow it around with the straw.
2. Use a paintbrush to add small blobs of paint onto the paper.
3. Use the straw to blow the paint blobs around in all directions.
4. Repeat this step with each of the colors.
5. Let the paint dry completely.
6. With the black marker, draw lines coming out from the center of each germ. Paint small circles at the ends of these lines with a coordinating paint color.
7. Cut circles from the white paper and glue them onto the blow paint germs.
8. Use a sharpie to draw the eyes onto the germs.
9. Glue the white paper onto a piece of colored construction paper to finish it off.
That’s all there is to it!
Now you can have fun at home making all sorts of germy artwork and best of all, there’s no need to worry about getting sick from these little germs!
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