Christmas

DIY Window Clings

My children love to play with window clings so much that this year we thought it would be fun to make our own.  I was surprised by how easy it was and how much fun the children had with playing with them.  We started off with the basic snowflake and snowmen and the progressed to the letters.  My 3 year old had fun playing with the letters and learning their sounds while my 7 year old basically wrote a book on our window!  This is such a versatile craft and can be used no matter what the season.  You can use a hot glue gun, like we did, or puffy paint.  I also discovered you can purchase colored glue for your glue guns!   Click here to purchase COLORED, GLITTER glue for your hot glue guns!

You will need:

-Parchment Paper

-Hot Glue Gun click here to purchase from Amazon or Puffy Paint click here to purchase.

-Optional- Colored glue for your glue gun Click here to purchase through Amazon

-Small amount of water

-Images

 

Step 1: Choose the image you would like.  You can draw your own pictures or print some from online.  Click here to find snowflake images or here to find snowmen.

snowmen and snowflake images

Step 2: Once you have your image, place enough parchment paper over it to cover the entire picture.  The paper is transparent enough that you will still be able to see your design.

making window designs with a hot glue gun

Step 3: Carefully hold your parchment paper in place (or tape down the corners) and go over every line with your hot glue gun.  Make sure each line connects to one another and that the lines are thick enough.

Making window decals with a hot glue gun

Step 4: Wait for the glue to dry and harden.  Once it is completely dry, carefully peel up the edges.

Window Decals

Step 5: Its time to decorate!  When I’m decorating the windows with them I will add a dot of hot glue to the designs and then stick them to the window.  They will peel right off when you are ready to take them down.  I have only had one of them leave some residue and it scrubbed off fairly easily.  I normally make some just for the girls to play around with too.  Instead of glueing them on, I give the girls a shallow plate with water in it.  The girls dip their designs into the water and then ‘stick’ them to the windows.  They surprisingly stay for a long time!

DIY christmas window decals

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