Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blow Painting Monster Science

The kids and I had a quick science lesson that included an art project and a snack.  We blew air out of our mouths and then blew air through straws comparing the difference in pressure.  We learned that forcing air through a narrow opening makes a high pressure jet that can be directed more easily.

First, I put two blobs of watered down paint on paper and let the kids compare blowing the paint around on the paper with just their mouths and then through a straw.

When the paint dried, they used markers to add monster details.

I love the high heeled lipstick wearing monster!!!!!!!!!

Next, we used two kinds of pudding thinned with milk to do the same experiment.

Candy eyes and m&m candies turned the pudding blobs into monsters.

To go along with our scientific monster art and snack, we read  I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.

When a young boy looks under his bed to find his monster, he finds a note saying the monster is away for a week.  The boy interviews several substitutes, but his monster is the only one that does the job right.  We all enjoyed this book.  I thought it might be scary, but the friendship between the boy and his monster is perfect to ward off any fears.

Linking to:  Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom and Link and Learn at No Time For Flash Cards


  1. I've seen that book, but we haven't read it. It looks very cute.

  2. Great idea of combining art and science. We read this book - luckily, Anna didn't deem it too scary, but she wasn't particularly interested in it either.

  3. That book looks so cute! I think when I've done that I just hadn't watered it down enough, because I had ZERO luck with it.

  4. Oh, and forgot to say, LOVED that first monster.

  5. Thai looks like super duper fun!