A world through our windows. Kids window painting.
Painting the windows red. Literally that much fun. Using washable colours to paint on the windows. .
It was World Art day on 15th April, AJ insisted on celebrating it. I’m quite terrible with canvas painting, to tell you the truth I don’t even have most of the supplies at home. So, I looked over the internet for some fun art activities with basic supplies. Inspired by Handsonaswegrow we decided we would do window art and also DIY window paints. I wanted to do something more fun and trust me this is perfect. And seriously, if you are worried about cleaning the mess, it couldn’t be easier!
The reason I selected this activity is because children love to paint freely in areas they aren’t allowed generally. We have seen them painting on decorative living room walls or on furniture, places which are prohibited. So why not we give them a messy play fun ourselves? Makes a great activity for World art day and even better that kids love it. You can always indulge a bit too.
Why should we encourage Messy play?
Children are active learners. They learn through play. Messy play is particularly recommended because it stimulates the child’s sense through the variety of materials and freedom available.
- Fine motor skills – involving hands and fingers while painting
- Hand and eye co-ordination – information received through eyes to control, guide and direct in the accomplishment of a given task.
- Develop the sense of touch – when you hold, feel or encounter something with your hand.
- Learn new vocabulary
- Creative Development – design new inventions, solves problems in new ways.
- Playing cooperatively with peers
Different type of Materials used for Window Painting Art.
- Bubble wrap
- Finger painting
- Blow paint with straws
- Squirt painting
What do we need for DIY window paint:
- Dish wash liquid
- Glitter (optional)
Add more dish wash liquid to the paints and you Window paint is ready. Due to dish wash liquid the paints are of thin consistency and will drip. You can add a bit of cornstarch if you want them thicker.
AJ isn’t much of a painter but he loved this activity. As you can see we have started with our landscape painting in the above picture.
Now, we decided to make a Solar system. we also stuck some glitter while the paint was wet.
Both of us made abstract flowers and we stuck some glitter confetti while the paint was wet. You can see the paint is dripping giving a beautiful effect.
And then used a dry cloth to rub it again.A great way to even clean your windows. Whenever you need to clean your windows, you can plan this activity before that.