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Blow Paint Envelopes – Repurpose Children’s Art into a Thank You Gift

These are the creations the kids made at my little guys party, they were too wonderful to throw away so I cut them up and put them into our “blow paint envelopes” so they could keep their masterpieces. Here’s how we made the envelopes…BIRTHDAY-PARTY-TOMFO-11



You will need:



Ice cube tray – for mixing paint

Watercolour paint – thinned with water

Syringe or Spoon (for dropping paint on paper)

Painters Tape/Removable Tape

I mixed up some watercolour paints in an old ice cube tray (make the paint quite runny, that’s the trick) for the envelopes, I taped some painters tape (3 rows) on each envelope to make a space for the address before we started painting, then syringed different colours onto the paper.
Get your little creatives to start blowing the paint around the paper and watch the artwork come to life.


It was great fun, we “blow painted” the envelopes and also lots of other pieces of paper, it was a lovely hour spent in the sun together. I hung them on the clothesline to dry and when they were completely dry I carefully pulled off the tape and addressed the envelopes, then put a little note and each child’s pic in the envelope.


I Love how these envelopes turned out, we might make some more to keep on hand for those special cards for birthdays or letters to grandma etc.


We did so many blow paintings on plain paper, I have plans for weaving them into something cool next. Will post this one soon.


I’d love to hear your ideas, what have you done with your childs art lately? drop me a line.

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Sarah-Preston-TomfoHi I'm Sarah, I'm a blogger and an artist who’s made the sea change and moved to the north coast of Australia. I love an easy DIY and making my house my canvas, my new home has become my greatest project: Yamba Scandi. Come visit me in my shop to view my collection of prints, canvasses, home decor and paper goods READ MORE.

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