Window Paint by Number

I recently had my two year blogiversary
I can't believe it's been two years!

The very first post I ever wrote was about 
stained glass windows made with tissue paper.

For my first blogiversary I posted about
 window painting.

Keeping up with tradition
I'm sharing another window art post,
paint by number on the window!


I started off by painting a very simple design with acrylic paint.


Then using tempera paint,
I painted numbers into each section.
One number for each color,
we used seven colors.


The girls painted in the sections with the colors that matched the numbers.
They decided to do one color at a time
and had a lot of fun hunting for the numbers and making sure they painted in each section.


I love how our window looks when it's painted!


The girls and I really enjoyed this twist on painting the window
and I know we will do this activity again!

I think next time I'll be more brave and try to design a paint by number
that has a hidden image!

Have you tried painting on your windows?
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9 comments:

  1. Very, very nice! I would like to be so brave and try at my home, too.:) Did you wash out after easily?

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    1. The paint does wash off the window with a little elbow grease depending on how thick and how long the paint has been on the window. Tempera is water based so soap and water should do the trick!

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  2. How amazing I just found this. I was wondering how to do "stained window" with my preschooler and I saw this thumbnail picture on "I can Teach My Child". This might just work. I don't have acrylic paint but if I paint with the tempera prior to my little guy and let it dry, it might stay put. Glad I saw this. :)
    Valerie @ Sorting Sprinkles
    http://sortingsprinkles.blogspot.com

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  3. In high school we got to paint windows in the town stores during homecoming week and we used to soap the window (rub a bar of soap across the whole window first) and we added liquid dish soap to the paint before we applied it. It came off really easily with a razor blade at the end of the week! The first step would make a slightly less translucent effect on the window- but still lets some light through! Perhaps that would help for those a little less brave to try for the first time!

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  4. Your window turned out beautifully!! I would love to invite you to link up at our Share It Saturday linky party. We have lots of creative ideas submitted each week and you would fit right in! http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/02/share-it-saturday-7-and-our-week-in.html

    We also are inviting all contributors to join us on our Share It Saturday Group Pinterest page as a collaborator. It is a great way to have your posts seen by new viewers! The link for the Pinterest page is on our post. Hope to see you there!

    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

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  5. What a brilliant idea! I'm featuring this tomorrow on The Sunday Showcase.

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  6. Crayola makes window markers and crayons and they wash off really easily with a wipe or damp towel my kids paint on the big living room window all the time and we decorate for different holidays. Just an idea it works for us. I'm definitely gonna try the paint by number that will be so much fun . Thanks

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  7. This is such a wonderful idea.

    We have a special focus this week on maths and number posts at the Empty Your Archive link party, and I would absolutely love for you to link this up, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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