GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


This easy outdoor art activity is awesome!

What is it about a good coloring book that is so amazing? It’s relaxing, it’s engaging and it’s super perfect for kids (and adults). But I wanted something a little larger than life… so I made this easy outdoor art activity that’s been a hit this summer.

Sometimes, you just have go big or go home and make an activity jumbo sized… like this giant window paint.


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


You’ll never believe this…I set this up WRONG

I’m still laughing about how I set up this activity, but at least I can share my blunder with you and have a good laugh.

I grabbed my dry erase marker and headed outside to draw large outlines for my kids to paint. Easy enough, right? Super good idea, huh?


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


EXCEPT when my kids painted on this: it erased the marker. DUH- I should have drawn with the marker on the inside not the outside so they wouldn’t be able to smear it.

So lesson learned for next time: draw the pictures on the INSIDE of the glass. Ugh, my bad.


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


Here are the supplies I used

Materials:

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Don’t you love when a supply list is THAT short? Makes my heart so happy!


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


Let your kids pick what they paint

I definitely didn’t pick the animals or plants or what-nots that I drew on this window – my kids did! They sat outside while I drew, calling out what they wanted to color.


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


A surprisingly easy clean up

No joke: clean up was a breeze.

One of the best parts of outdoor activities is that the hose is right there so we cleared away the kids and the paint and hosed off that window. I gave it a good “windexing” after that and let me tell you: that window is cleaner because of this activity.


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


This was so good for my kids

While it may look like just an ordinary art activity – there is so much more going on here!

First off, my kids are getting to work on a vertical surface which is hugely important for young children.

Here’s what else I see:

  • Teamwork and sharing
  • Visual discrimination
  • Hand-eye coordination


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler


You’ve really got to try this giant window paint with your kids – such an easy outdoor art activity and my kids keep asking to play it again.

When will you make this easy outdoor art activity?


GIANT WINDOW PAINT: An easy outdoor art activity for toddlers; kids will love this fun way to paint; a quick and easy art activity; A diy coloring page art project from Busy Toddler