Stuck indoors with nothing
fun to do? Mix up a batch
of our homemade window
paint and decorate your
This recipe makes a thick,
opaque window paint, that's
non-toxic and easy to clean!
What You Will Need:
What You Do:
- 1 cup Baby Shampoo
- 1/2 cup Cornstarch
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- Small Containers (we like to use resealable margarine tubs)
- Food Coloring or Liquid Watercolor Paints
- Paint Brushes or just your fingers!
Variations and Additional Notes:
- Combine baby shampoo and cornstarch in a bowl and stir well.
- Divide the mixture into small containers, then add food coloring to make the desired colors of paint.
- Use a paintbrush or your fingers to apply the paint to a window.
- After the paint has dried, and it is time to remove your artwork from the window, wipe clean with a damp paper towel.
- If you don't have baby shampoo, a clear dish washing liquid can be substituted.
- Encourage your kids to paint on the windows with various sized paintbrushes, with their fingers, or with other items such as a feather or a sponge. Experiment to see which tool is the most fun to paint with; which method produces the desired results.
- If you have leftover paint, seal the container and store it in the refrigerator. We have found that this paint will last much longer when stored this way.
- If it is safe to do so, tape a drawing to the other side of the window glass to use as a pattern or template for painting. We have a large selection of Coloring Books that make perfect templates!
- Decorate your windows for each change in the seasons: spring flowers; summer sunshine; fall leaves; or snowflakes. Painting your windows is a fun way to welcome the seasons!
- Window painting is a unique way to practice spelling or math! Just paint your wordlist or math facts on the windows! A fun, memorable way to study!
- Window painting is a great rainy day activity! Kids love the experience of painting on glass!
- When painting windows, take care not to paint the walls or window trim! The window paint may stain these surfaces.
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