|It was funny to see the reactions of my different kids. My two year old right away picked up the straw and started exploring. Very slowly at first to test the waters and then faster and faster as she saw how fun it was.|
|My five year old giggled and said he didn't get it. I just sat there. Then he looked at his sister going to town to get some ideas.|
|Her first stroke|
|James then started dipping his in paint and just looking at it. He seemed so hesitant to do it wrong and had to really figure it out. He kept saying, I don't get what to do. I just said that there was no right or wrong way to do it.|
|Grace amazed me how fast and brilliantly she worked|
|James just kept mixing the colors on the straw never actually putting any paint on the picture|
|Grace declared she was done and James still hadn't tried anything much|
|After Grace finished one, James wanted to do something more, but was mad he mixed his colors so I gave him some fresh paint and he started finally putting some of it on paper.|
|I love the inhibition of a two year old. We all need to get back to the way they learn.|
|interesting the textures it creates.|
|James then started blowing in the straws and saw what happened to the paint when he did it.|
by Grace -- at one point she made a mark that to her looked like a "blue's clue" and declared "A clue, a clue!"
The kids left so much paint that I started exploring before cleaning up. It was wonderful. I found it fun to twist the straw and make spinning type art.