Homemade Window Clings:
What You'll Need:
- Puffy Paint (in a variety of colors)
- Parchment paper
What?! That's it?! Yes! It is!! Woohoo!
- Outline whatever object you want as your window cling onto the parchment paper with the puffy paint.*
- Fill in the object with the puffy paint.**
- Follow the bottle's instruction for drying time (usually 4-6 hours)
- Carefully peel the window cling from the parchment paper. The sticky side is the outside
Ta Da! Done! It's that easy for real!
* Because the sticky side is the outside, if you have words or pictures that need to be facing a certain direction, draw it backwards. Abigail and I learned that the hard way. It was interesting explaining to the boys why "B" "D" and "Q" (for example) were backwards.
**When you fill it in, two things: 1) Don't make it too thin. It works, but not too well, and 2) try to make the paint flat as you fill it in.
This worked great, was a ton of fun to do with Abigail, and wasn't really a big deal in the budget either. The kids loved getting Abigail's Valentine of a butterfly window cling too!
|Preparing Abigail's Valentines|
|The final product|
|We made the alphabet...notice our mistake in not making them backwards?|