Window clings have been holiday decoration staples for as long as I can remember. And while not all of the ones you can find in the stores these days may catch your eye, homemade ones sure will! Last week the kids and I grabbed some puffy fabric paint and some glitter and DIY’d some in no time at all.
Squeeze the paint out into your desired shape. Make sure that you really glob it on. It needs to be nice and thick because it shrinks as it dries and if it is too thin cracks and holes will form. My 3 1/2 and almost 6 year old were able to do this all by themselves with no trouble, but I had to assist my 2 year old (and by assist I mean watch her like a hawk so no paint ended up in her hair or on me!)
As you work don’t forget to talk to the kids about the colors you are using, which ones can be mixed to form new colors, and any color patterns that may be forming. These little everyday discussions are much more effective way than sitting down with flash cards for a color wheel lesson!
Once the paint is on nice and thick it’s time to embellish! Sprinkle on your glitter, sequins, or other lightweight art supply.
Leave the paint out overnight to dry and then stick your hearts anywhere you need a little Valentine’s Day cheer…the windows, the bathroom mirror, the microwave, the refrigerator – the possibilities are endless!
In fact how fun would it be to make your own name window clings or a phone number window cling? Sounds like a fun and multi-sensory way for kids to learn their personal information. I like it. We’ll try it out and let you know how it worked!
Leave me a comment letting me know what you think. I’d love to hear what you come up with!
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