Window painting activity.
Painting on the balcony windows. Yes that’s right! Using washable colour’s we decided to do window painting activity.
It was World Art day on 15th April, AJ insisted on celebrating it. I’m quite terrible with canvas painting and I don’t even have most of the supplies at home. We had no idea how to celebrate the World art day with limited supplies. That’s when we stomped upon window painting idea over Pinterest. Inspired by Handsonaswegrow we decided we would do window art and also DIY window paints. I wanted to do something fun and this was perfect. Are you worried about cleaning up after the art work? Don’t worry, this might look messy though its quite easy to clean.
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. Window painting activity encourages messy plus free play.
- 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 consistency of the paints is consistency and will drip. You can add a bit of cornstarch if you want them thicker.
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 due to its consistency.
And then used a dry cloth to rub it again. Whenever you need to clean your windows, you can plan this activity before that.
Be creative and use a lot of different ideas while window painting.