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Window Painting

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.

Materials needed:
· 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)
· Paintbrush
· Windows!

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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