Thursday, February 24, 2011

Your House As A Coloring Book

Kids going stir crazy inside 'cause winter's not over?  Need a new crafting supply?  Just need some extra fun in life? How about something that fixes all those issues?  Here's a crafty discovery I made last winter: window crayons.   They look like markers, but are thick, twist-up crayons, so no mess on hands or clothes.  And removing it is easy - just use your usual window cleaner.  How cool is that?  My kids were stunned and then thrilled when I asked if they wanted to color on the windows. 

They went wild on our big picture window:

They write on any glass surface (including mirrors), so the kids can doodle whatever they like without any worries that we'll have permanent graffiti on our house.  I would like to note that I wasn't asked by anyone to review these or compensated in any way, but these are just too fun not to share.  We found them at the local Target in the art supply section.  There are other brands out there too, but we've had the best luck with these.   

I think these would be great for adding holiday decorations to windows:

Making up games for the kids using picture frames:

Decorate small mirrors or just add a little oomf to some plain glass containers or plates:

I plan to do more of all of those....if I can wrestle them away from the kids that is. 

Sharing these creations with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so check them out HERE!


  1. They look like so much fun! Are they a bit like bath crayons then? My kids would go crazy for this!

  2. Those are awesome! And I think I need some for the new french doors on the chalkboard wall in the dining room...teenagers are just big elementary school kids after all.

  3. Anji - they are kind of like bath crayons - sort of have a softer feel than regular crayons, so they glide over the glass. Totally fun for the adults AND the kids:)

  4. Wow, looks like GREAT fun! I'll have to keep an eye out for these.

  5. I also love window crayons. We had some left over after decorating a friend's car for his wedding. I even drew a Christmas tree on our fishtank in December. :) Enjoy!

  6. The boys got some for valentine's day and we all think they are great!! I think the boys have pretty much painted all windows they can reach. :)

  7. This is a great article and opening window crayons is amazing! It provides a fun and creative outlet for kids during the long winter months and takes the worry out of dirty hands and clothes. The fact that it is so easy to remove with regular window cleaner is a huge plus. As a reminder, do not forget to involve professionals for thorough cleaning, especially in commercial premises. Check out the services offered by this window cleaning company for a flawless finish.


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