Let’s make homemade window paint for the kids that is easier to clean and use than traditional paint. Window painting for kids is so much fun with our homemade window paint recipe. You can make it in as many colors of window paint as you want and create your own not-so stained glass creations.
Homemade Washable Window Paint
This homemade window paint is so much fun for kids of all ages. Let them paint on your patio glass doors, a window, or give them an old mirror frame as we did. This is an inexpensive craft too especially if you already have clear school glue, clear dishwashing liquid, and food color at home.
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We are going to use three basic ingredients to make homemade window paint. Plus, we have a really cool idea if you don’t like the idea of your house windows being painted.
How to make window paint for kids
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Supplies needed to make homemade window paint
You will also need containers, craft sticks for mixing the colors, paintbrushes, and a window for painting.
Instructions for making homemade Washable window paint
Homemade window paint is so easy to make, you simply need to combine the glue, dish soap, and a couple of drops of food coloring in individual bowls.
Use craft sticks to mix your ingredients together. You can make as many colors as you like, and even mix colors together to make even more fun colors.
Window paint craft tip: You can use either liquid or gel food coloring, however liquid will be slightly easier to control the amount added. Don’t worry if the color in the bowl looks really bright, or too dark. Once the kids start painting with it, it will actually be much lighter.
Set up a space for the kids to do their window painting. Don’t forget to put paper on the ground, and have them wear old clothes or art smocks.
We have a historic house and didn’t like the idea of the windows in our house being painted in case some paint ran. Instead, we put out large picture frames with the backs removed. We have so many unused picture frames stashed in the attic so it was great seeing them put to use.
How do you get kids paint off windows?
What I love about this paint is that it peels off once dry. If you can’t get some of it up, simply run a razor underneath an edge of it. You can then clean the window with window cleaner and it’s ready for new art to be made another day.
- 2 tbsp clear school glue
- 1 tsp clear dish soap
- Food coloring in assorted colors
- Paintbrushes or foam brushes
- Combine the glue, dish soap, and a couple of drops of food coloring into a bowl.
- Mix together to combine, and then repeat to make even more fun colors.
More window crafts for kids from Kids Activities Blog
- Turn your windows into stained glass windows with washable paint for kids
- Make a melted bead suncatcher
- Paper plate watermelon suncatchers
- A butterfly suncatcher made with tissue paper and bubble wrap
- Glow-in-the-dark snowflake window clings
- Make your own shaving cream paint!
Have you done window painting with your kids? How did it turn out?