Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Kid Crafts: Make Your Own Window Clings

Make Your Own Window ClingsAh, the things you can do with a bit of puffy paint. . . .

Or, more specifically, a bit of puffy paint and a piece of wax paper. I taped a big sheet of it on the counter, wax side up, then Lily and I drew with the puffy paint. Puffy paint is the three-dimensional kind you get in small tubes at the craft store, though now that you mention it I've always kind of wondered why they bother saying "3D" because there are, in fact, very few things on this earth that are in fact completely two-dimensional. I think some personalities are the only things that may qualify. But I digress.

Fill in your shapes, write words, draw pictures, make a tic tac toe board or holiday greeting, whatever strikes your creative brain. Let it dry overnight or even for two days, depending on how thick the paint is, then peel it off the wax paper and it's ready to stick to the window.

Make sure it is completely dry before putting in on the windows or it will adhere too well and when you go to remove them the pieces will tear and leave bits of paint stuck to the window. Just a warning.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what fun! My kids will love this ! Thanks for the post!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

This is genius!

Lori said...

Those cursive clings are a pain not to rip no matter how much time you give them.

Scribbit said...

Lori--I think the trick is to make it good and thick. We didn't have any trouble with ours ripping and that might have been why. Though I made the mistake of putting them on the windows that have that sand-blasted film on the inside and that was nearly a big bad move--luckily I got them off before they adhered to the film.

munir ardi said...

I will use this for my Kids, this is very mart

Fay said...

I have to say, I absolutely love, love, love your blog. So many of the ideas that you have for kids crafts are so far beyond fantastic, and really help me to think beyond the normal range of crafting (which is essential, because I really have no idea what I'm doing anyway, lol). Anywho, thank you so much for all of your great ideas, and especially for all of your inspiring words about strenthening families. Your blog is frequently a source of strength for me, thank you. ; )

Scribbit said...

Well thank you so much! I appreciate that.

momneverstops said...

What a kool idea! I have a home daycare and we are gonna do this project this week.