Add some colour to your windows by recreating a simple yet sophisticated suncatcher in the style of Piet Mondrian an abstract artist popular during the first half of the 20th century.

Materials:

  • Window Paint — White Glue mixed with a couple of dollops of paint to tint the glue for painting
  • Wax paper
  • Ruler or a straight edge
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brushes

Directions:

  1. The window paint needs to be a thick layer, if it is not then it will be too brittle and might fall apart when peeling it from your parchment paint. (My example was no thick enough so some of it fell apart when I was peeling it off the parchment paper)

Draw a square or rectangle on the wax paper.

Then fill the square with vertical and horizontal lines to make a bunch of different sized square and rectangles.

Using your black paint, paint the pencil lines then let it dry fully. Make sure that all the lines connect as the black lines is your outline for your sun catcher.

Once dry paint each square a different colour. Mondrian only used primary colours so the window paint you mix should be red, yellow, blue, white and black. Making sure to paint a little on the black edges so there are no holes in your sun catcher. (I lost a bit of the edge as I had to move tables so be careful if moving and make sure you use a thick layer for the black outline)

The window paint needs to be a thick layer, if it is not then it will be too brittle and might fall apart when peeling it from your wax paint.

Once it has dried fully (overnight) carefully peel it off the wax paper and stick it to the window with tape. (My example was not thick enough so some of it fell apart when I was peeling it off the wax paper.)

Don’t forget to take a picture of your Craft and tag us on Instagram @_kreativekids.

We want to see all your art creations!

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