I love this creative painting window art project. Art is often experimentation. I wanted to paint with my kids and try out new techniques that worked with texture, blending and different tools. The results were really cool. The process was fun for all. Another great thing is that it is a pretty low-mess situation.
I let the kids choose their own colors. I gave a bunch of options, and they chose 4 or 5 from the collection. I like to use a disposable paper plate for easy clean up.
Next, I had them apply paint to wax paper. I encouraged them to lay it on thick. We experiment with stripes, dots and Corban tended to just mix it all together, which was fine. You want to work quick and with a thick layer so the paint will spread and get texture during the next step.
Here are some of our designs as they went onto the wax paper.
The next step is to lay another piece of wax paper on top.
I didn’t get enough pictures of the final step, but we used the back of a fork, our finger, the palm of our hand, and the back of a water bottle lid to blend the colors and create textures, twirls and lines. We used the back of the water bottle in both up and down motions and circular motions. While they were working, I’d hold it up to the window to see the final results. They could decided to do more textures at this point or stop. I had to encourage a light touch so the wax paper wouldn’t rip.
The results were definitely abstract, but they were fun and colorful. Putting them in the window helped really bring out the design. I also put a simple, construction paper black frame to make them special. Sometimes the most simple, free flowing projects are what kids enjoy the most. It really does spark creativity and not set limits to art. For other creative ideas you may want to check out some canvas painting ideas for kids or how to make a bookmark.
I am always looking for art projects to do with my grandson and the young kids i work with at a preschool ages 18 mos. to 3 years old. I am a artest and love art of all types. thank you! I am going to try this!
Thank you so much. You’ll have to let me know how it goes.
This is cool idea for painting,i’m gonna tell this my students.
Thanks so much. It was a lot of fun!
did you separate the wax paper after doing the designs to dry or did you leave them pressed together?
I left them together. I hope you have fun with this.
What type of paint is this? Tempera?
Hi! This was acrylic paint, but I imagine tempera would work too. Have fun with it!