Age: 3 and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts
You've heard of finger painting, but what about window painting? Welcome winter by painting a snowy scene on your home's windows. Don't worry: The paint is easy to remove, and if you have a camera handy, you can capture your child's "stained glass" in photographs.
· 2 tablespoons powdered tempera paint
· 1 tablespoon warm water
· 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid
· Equal solution of vinegar and water
· Old towel or rag
· Mixing bowl
· Mixing spoon
· Newspaper (to cover the floor)
What to do:
Step One: Measure powdered paint into the mixing bowl.
Step Two: Stir in the warm water until the mixture is smooth.
Step Three: Next, add the dishwashing liquid to the mixture.
Step Four: Stir the mixture well, but try to avoid making suds.
Step Five: Now let your kids create their fall scenes on a window or two.
Step Six: The paint will dry in about 5 to 10 minutes.
Step Seven: To remove the paint, make a solution with equal parts of vinegar and water. One cup of each should be enough to remove the paint from one window with an old towel or rag.
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