Straw Art

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If you have been following Mess For Less for any length of time you may remember how I debated buying some straws for $1.89 (yes I am THAT cheap).  I wanted to make sure if I purchased them I would get at least 3 projects out of them.  The first was Straw Jewelry, the second was Color Drop Game, and the third is Straw Art that I will be sharing with you today.

Here are the supplies you will need:
Paper (we used construction paper)
Glue (we used a brush and glue in a cup because my daughters aren't strong enough to squeeze glue from the bottle)
Cut up colored straws


Pretty simple, no?

Just let the kids express their creativity.  Not much instruction on this one. Simply let the kids glue some straws to the paper to create one-of-a kind works of art.  The girls experimented with the amount of glue they should be using.  They discovered if they did not put enough glue, the straws would not stick.  I love children's art activities that allow kids to explore cause and effect.

B is careful to stick her straws together to make a straight line.


Lil C goes to town with her glue.  She thought this was a painting project at first and just started painting the paper with glue.  She was getting some nice results, but she is a quick study and looked at what her sisters were doing and started copying them.


"A" adds another straw to her design.


I'd say I  got my money's worth out of these straws, what about you?


If you have older kids, check Counting Cheerios to see how you can use straws a box to make a maze.

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24 comments:

  1. Awesome, I'm just as cheap so it's nice to know some great projects for straws! :)

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  2. I am just as cheap! This looks like so much fun, that I might have to get some colorful straws myself!

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  3. We got single color packs at Michaels for 40 cents each!!! I was SO excited!!!!!!!!

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  4. How fun! I am a frugal momma too...I'm so glad I found your website! Thanks for following my blog!
    Brittney from www.moms-heart.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for the comment on my ketchup! You can taste the spice in it, and I think it's just the right amount! I am glad I found your blog. I also am a former teacher and agree that children need to make "messes".

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  6. Aw! What a great idea. It looks like they had a great time!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you. I look forward to reading more of your lovely blog!

    DD
    http://ddsdailydose.blogspot.com

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  8. Nice project as always. Cheap project as always!
    Crazy love for you and your blog V.
    XO

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find your love on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  9. I've given you "The Versatile Blogger" award on my blog http://www.krista-artista.blogspot.com/ Please come on over and check it out!

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  10. Looks like your little one is having a great time Ÿ

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  11. I'm so glad you're a new follower! Thanks so much! I love this little project for your babies. So fun. :)

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  12. Thanks for stopping by Meditations for the Heart and taking the time to comment! I love having new followers too since I'm just starting to get really serious about blogging :) Your ideas look like such fun (and I'm all about cheap project ideas), I'll be following you from now on too.

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  13. new follower from http://realadventuresfromamomof3.blogspot.com/. It's great to find new blogs to read looking forward to getting to read more. Would love a follow back.

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  14. Great projects! I drink almost everything out of a straw, but haven't used them much for crafting. Thanks for the ideas and for following my blog!

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  15. Hi :)
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  16. I loved your first post...had to stay and read more! You have some great crafts that I know my kids with enjoy, too! I'm a new follower of yours! If you'd ever like to stop by for a visit, I'd love to have you!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh my gosh! I would have never thought to use those... I love the banner! Thanks for the visit and I'm a follower of your blog now! I can't wait to read back and see what other fab idea's you have.

    Diane
    www.inspiremedesigns.com

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  18. That is such a fun idea- Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

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  19. Fun activity. I love how you just let them explore with the straws and glue. Thanks for sharing it on Monday Madness, hope to see you again next week!

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  20. Thanks for joining my blog! I'm going to Love your blog too! I used to teach school also. Blogging is SO fun...I love learning from all of these creative people!

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  21. Love all of your fun Halloween projects!

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  22. yes very simple and very fun! Thanks for sharing

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