Toddlers who like simple water play activities are going to LOVE this easy art assignment! Today, we’re making window art with foam shapes and water.
Water and windows and foam, oh my! Creating window art with foam shapes is always popular among my toddlers and preschoolers. It combines two favourite kids’ activities: art and water play! It’s such an easy activity to prepare and clean up, and it will keep your little one entertained for ages!
Check it out!
To make window art with foam shapes you’ll need:
- foam shapes (non-adhesive)
- bowl of water
- window or sliding glass door
See? Does that sound easy or what?
Ok! Let’s create some window art! Hand out the brushes, and let the kids “paint” away!
They can brush their water directly onto the window or on to their craft shapes. Then they’ll press their shape against the glass window or sliding glass door, and voila! Instant art! The foam adheres very well to the window. All of our shapes stayed on the window, and we were playing for about an hour on this day.
You can create your art on a window or a mirror, or you could do what we’re doing, and use a sliding glass door. Our patio door makes the perfect canvas for group of little ones to gather around.
The hooligans had a great time brushing the window with water, and arranging and re-arranging their foam shapes. The built a zoo, and they paired baby animals up with their mothers.
Depending on your foam shapes, you could also play around with patterning, or your child could group shapes, sizes and colours. You could use foam letters or numbers to work on early literacy and math skills or… you could simply play, which is exactly what we were doing here.
One little hooligan discovered that the wet foam pieces stuck together! Cool! That made for some fun layering!
What a great outdoor art activity for a warm day!
Another way to play with foam shapes and water is in the bathtub! They stick to the tiles like magic! Your kids will love decorating the the sides of the tub and the walls as they’re playing in the bath!
Know of another way to create with foam shapes? I’d love to hear it!
More fun window & mirror art for kids:
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