Art : Window Paint Creations

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Paint on a large window, outside? 

It doesn’t get much better than that!
We’ve finally had some nice weather lately, and getting outside has been much needed!

I quickly made up some window paint.

I googled the recipe for window paint and ran across a recipe that included dish soap.
I looked under my sink, no dish soap? So, I substituted with hand soap.

Without really measuring, I mixed together:

  • 1 cup hand soap [or use dish soap]
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Few drops of food coloring

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Add a few sponges, cut up sponges and sponge balls to each color of paint!

[The sponge balls were intended for the bathtub, but have yet to make their way in there.]

The sponge balls have proved to be a very fun tool to paint with!

Henry only painted with the regular sponges to start out. Once he tried the sponge ball, there was no going back!

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[The hand soap made the paint very goopy. I think if dish soap were used, the paint would have spread easier.] We tried a slightly different window paint recipe later that was much less goopy.

Henry wanted to cover every part of the window with paint…

I had to help with the high parts – though Henry tried his best to reach himself!

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When the paint did go on well, it had amazing color to it.

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If enough paint was applied and left, it began to drip.
Henry found this very interesting.
He asked me to paint more and more to cause this effect.

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Because the sun was shining, the view from inside was almost more spectacular than from outside!

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Cleanup was also a highlight of our window paint creations. It was easy cleanup.

But soapy.

window paint cleanup

[Very soapy.]

 Henry is 3 years old.

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  1. http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ says

    You always give me the best ideas! Can't wait to try this I think C will love it. Our sliding glass doors are a constant piece of art work due to window chalk. We haven't painted with the sponge ball yet, but they were a huge hit in the water table.
    Amber

  2. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says

    Oh, what a fun way to paint & wash your windows!

    I know my girls would love this – not sure what the hubby would think though! best left for when he is not around! :)

    Bernadette

  3. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says

    Wonderful! You always promote such FUN! Your kids are so Lucky to have you!

  4. Anna @ The Imagination Tree says

    FUN FUN FUN!!! The dish soap would have made gloopy paint too- it's just like that. But I think the consistency is fabulous for little people. Love this post!

  5. Mama Pea Pod says

    Oh, this is fun! I hope you'll come over and link this up to this week's Outdoor Play linky!

  6. Kate @ An Amazing Child says

    Looks like great fun Jamie. I only just now did a post on the benefits of working on vertical surfaces if you want to come and have a read – oh and like Mama PeaPod said, please come link on Friday :)

  7. Sarah says

    You are such a sweet mama! You are making memories that will last a lifetime!

    We will have to try this out! I'll let you know how it goes!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    ~Sarah

  8. Art For Little Hands says

    What a great idea and it cleans the window too. I found some geometric shaped sponges today at the dollar store that I bought. I think they would be fun to do this with. I just wish I had a large outdoor window the kids could reach. I may be letting them do this inside.

    I am featuring this on my blog tomorrow.

  9. Messy Kids says

    I had a play date at my house today and I set this activity up. The little ones loved it!!!! The bigger kids too but they were having more fun playing with the water activity I'd set up. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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