Art : Window Paint Creations

window paint

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

window paint

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!

window paint

[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!

window paint

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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