How to Make Homemade Window Clings Using Glue


Window clings make a great rainy day activity to entertain the kids. The transparent decals stick to the window and let light shine through them. They are easily moved around, exciting a child's imagination. Making them at home with the kids only adds to the fun by giving children a sense of creation and involvement.

 You can also use these easy window clings as holiday decorations. Simply use holiday-themed colors and designs for year-round fun.

Things You'll Need

  • White craft glue
  • Paper cups
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic transparency paper or plastic page protectors
  • Paper with a design
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towels
  • Pour about 3 tablespoons of white school glue into a paper cup. Add a few drops of food coloring to the cup and stir with a paintbrush. Add more food coloring for brighter colors. Make a new cup of tinted glue for each color you want and use a clean paintbrush to mix each color.

  • Put a piece of paper with a simple design, such as a flower or star, under the plastic transparency paper or page protector.

  • Trace and fill in the design on the plastic using a paintbrush dipped in the tinted glue. Paint the glue on in thick solid coats. If the first coat is very thin, let it dry a little and add another coat. The thicker the glue, the more sturdy the finished window cling will be. Clean up any mistakes with a damp paper towel.

  • Make as many clings as you like that will fit on the plastic. Allow the glue to dry overnight.

  • Peel the clings off the plastic. Stick them onto windows, mirrors or the refrigerator. To move them, simply peel off and reposition.

Tips & Warnings

  • While the glue is still wet, sprinkle glitter over the design to make sparkly window clings.

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