Monday, August 8, 2011

Window Painting

We had such a beautiful sunny winter's morning here in Brisbane the other day that there was no way were were going to waste it indoors, even though the girlies are both a little unwell. So, outside we went with our hats and sunscreen on, ready to discover some play fun.

Now that Miss H is a little bit taller, I thought it was time to get some paints out and have a great time painting our downstairs windows, which have always been a little too high. The girls had just finished drawing on the besser bricks with chalk nearby so they were ready to give this activity a go.

I squirted some shaving cream into our paint pots and added a bit of powder paint colour (you could use food colouring too). Miss M and Miss H helped to mix the colours, which turned out to be a good activity in itself. We used shaving cream today but we could have chosen to use acrylic or Cel mix paint instead.

Even though I thought Miss H was taller, she wasn't quite tall enough so out came the outdoor chairs and the girls got started on making the windows look colourful and bright.

The girlies discovered that the paint felt great so they did away with the brushes and started finger painting, also a wonderful experience. To end our painting activity, we made sure to take some pics and then washed the paint away with the hose. The windows were clean again.

Miss M got some inspiration from the hose and ran upstairs. When she came back down again she was dressed in her swimmers hoping for a splash from the hose. Instead, I sent her back upstairs and the two girls (in their swimmers) had a swim in the bath. A great finish, and an easy way to clean off all that paint.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

I wouldn't have thought to use shaving cream to paint the windows! Might have to try that one...we have so many windows, it would keep them busy for hours! (And then the bonus of clean windows after being hosed off!!)

Sam said...

I have thought about doing window painting with the kids, and now you have given me a great idea with the shaving cream, thanks, I think my kids would have so much fun with this. I can't believe how lucky we have been with the weather here in brissy this winter, perfect for doing outdoorsy stuff with the kids.

Lauren said...

oh wow! what a clever idea lol I have been trying to think of a special activity to do with the girls today and this looks great!

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