The Best Blow Painting Hair Craft Inspired by Lorna Simpson

Blow painting hair craft inspired by Lorna Simpson for Black History Month, Black History Month Craft for Kids

This simple blow painting hair craft is a fun art project that you can make with your kids to celebrate Black History Month. Your kids will enjoy this activity while also learning about Lorna Simpson. She is an American photographer and multimedia artist. This art project was inspired by her collage, Ebony 2014-2018. Lorna became the first African American woman to exhibit at the Venice Biennale. She was also the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art. I hope your family have a great time making this blow painting hair craft inspired by Lorna Simpson. Scroll down to get started!

Blow painting hair craft inspired by Lorna Simpson for Black History Month, Black History Month Craft for Kids

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Supplies for Blow Painting Hair Craft

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Directions

  1. First, find pictures of people in an old magazine then cut them out. Make sure you are cutting just the neck and face for this project.
  2. Next, place a white or ivory cardstock on a tray with sides. I made the mistake of not using a tray and things got a little messy.
  3. Add a few drops of paint and water inside of a cup or bowl then mix it with a craft stick. I originally used food coloring, but it was not the best option. It soaked through the paper and took forever to dry. If you have liquid watercolor paint, all you have to do is add drops of paint to the cup or bowl. No water needed.
  4. Use an eye dropper to transfer a few drops of the paint mixture or liquid watercolor paint to the paper. Make sure to place the drops of paint in the middle or on the side so that it leaves room for adding the picture.
  5. Blow through the straw at the paint drops, forcing the paint to move along the paper. Try to create a design that would look like cool hair. Set the paper aside to dry.
  6. Finally, glue the picture of the person on top of the blow paint creation.

Watch the video below to see how I made this easy blow painting hair craft to celebrate Black History Month. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

Learn about Black History Month with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

Watch the video below to learn about Tampa’s Black History. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

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