10/4/12

Gel Window Finger Painting

This project took about 3 seconds to set up and has lasted days on our windows.  I'm very impressed that my littlest friend hasn't tried to tear them down.  Instead, she points at the "red" baggie and says "Ee-ah, draw."  Olivia first claimed the read as hers and her little sister actually listened.  I told her not to expect that to last.


I used some sandwich sized ziptop baggies, some shave gel I got at the Dollar Store (to be fair I was looking for cheap hair gel, but they didn't have any) and a few drops of food coloring.  Smush together, tape on a window and let the kids figure out the rest.


Avery liked smearing and hitting the windows - not unlike when there is no colored baggie hanging there.  Liv took the drawing rough and started practicing her letters.


C.
A.
T.

Just maybe not in the order you would think.
We're getting there.


I like this because if fit my needs:
A. Cheap
B. Easy
C. Relatively mess-free
D. Good for both my girls and their ages and skill set.

It's hard to keep Avery engaged in a game or project, but the fact that she plays side by side with her bestest big sister.  I'm sorry, it's really really cute to watch.



This little gem is also a lifesaver taped to the counter or table top during dinner-prep.  My girls have taken to standing on their stools {remember these} at the counter and have made their own breakfast bar.  I'm not tripping over them with knives and hot pots in my hands.  Works for me.


5 comments:

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Cute idea!

Kristine said...

I tried this with my toddler but used finger paint and couple drops of oil...ToTaL FLOP!! huh...I didn't think of using shaving gel and food coloring. I didn't think of using shaving gel and food coloring. Thanks!

Sara said...

Two of ours are still on the window. She decide to 'bite' the others and broke them open. They were lower. I love them! I'm trying to use them to help Mackenzie learn colors.
Love the new design too!!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Such a fun idea! Pinning :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Hope to see you back tonight!

-Trish

Marissa Feiten said...

I pinned this and just tried it with my preschooler´s. They LOVED it. They thought it was hilarious to kiss the bags and see the mark their mouths made. Thanks so much for the great idea!

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