Brighten the Neighborhood with Art
After all these days being at home, I’m sure you are looking for ways to keep the kids busy and decompress after e-learning. Create your own stained glass window. This collaborative project is a great way to get everyone involved in creating a little beauty for you to enjoy in the house while also sharing it with your neighbors.
Start my creating a design on your window using masking/painter’s tape. Young Rembrandts online lessons make great inspiration. Remember, if you are adding words, they will need to be written backwards so people walking by can read them.
Next, you will need to do a little mixing to get your paint the right consistency to easily paint the windows and still allow light in. We used Crayola Washable Paints with a little water and a few drops of dish soap. This also makes it easier to wash off the windows when you are ready to change designs.
Now, it is time to get everyone involved in the painting! Each person can paint a section at a time. Little hands might need some help with color choices and staying within the lines along the way.
Once you have finished painting all of the sections, it’s time to let it dry. Depending on the size of your design and how thickly the paint was applied, it could take just a few minutes or it might take until the next day. When everything is dry, you can remove the tape and enjoy!
Try this on your sidewalk with chalk paint as well. If you have some nubs that you can’t really draw with anymore, crush them up, add water to make a paint and get busy creating. Share your sidewalk art with the YR Sidewalk Chalk group on Facebook.