Guest Post: How to Make D.I.Y Window Clings

Post submitted to the blog c/o Alex from apexwindowwerks.com

How To Make DIY Window Clings



Window clings are a fun, creative activity to make with the kids and allow them to learn about decorating and liven up their bedroom windows. The designs that can be created for window clings are numerous and allow kids to learn about patterns as well as mixing colors to create new colors. Window clings are super fun, easy and cheap to make so they can be made every month or so and give kids something to look forward to. One of the best things about window clings is that there is more than one way to make them the first which will be spoken about here are edible and ideal for homes with teething children.

Gelatine:

Take four cups (32 oz or 950ml) of water and bring it to a boil and a tiny bit extra to accommodate for evaporation, once the water has boiled, move it to a bowl. Add six packets of clear and unflavored gelatin to the water and use a whisk to mix it until fully dissolved. Pour the gelatin into a flat dish so that its 1/4 inches thick, you may need more than one dish. Allow the gelatin to set for anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes, this is when you can decide with the kids on colors and shapes to use. Use a few drops of food coloring, you can mix the colors here or create a marbling effect when mixing with a toothpick. Allow the trays of gelatin to set overnight out of the fridge, then in the morning, use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the gelatin, keep in mind that if the shapes are too big they will not stick to the window properly. Remove the shapes from the gelatin and stick to the window.

Puff/Puffy Paint:

The hardest part about using puff or puffy paint to create window clings is creating the design. You can either draw one using a thick dark pen or take a pattern off the internet, then draw the parter on normal paper and place it under wax paper. Trace the outline of the patters using the nozzle of the puff paint first and use these guidelines for the rest of the window cling. To color the rest of the pattern in, squeeze a small amount into the shape and use the tip of the puff paint nozzle to spread it over the area, remember that you can always add more paint if needed. Fill the design with as much paint as possible because if the dried pattern is too thin, it will tear when removed from the wax paper. The colors in the painted design will need to be touching to ensure that the final sticker will not fall apart when peeled off. Allow the pattern to dry for about 48 hours to make sure that the window cling is completely dry, carefully look underneath the window cling, if the paint is still looking a little milky, it will need more time to dry. Carefully peel off the window cling and stick.

A little tip is to add some glitter to the window cling before you set them out to dry for a more sparkly effect. You can also add beads, google eyes or other light weight embellishments to the window clings for more character.

About the Author

Apex Window Works is a home window and door repair company. Thy do broken glass replacement, window defogging and much more. Feel free to follow the link to learn more about service areas, services, etc.



I want to quickly thank APEX for submitting this wonderful guest post to my blog, it is truly appreciated & I hope my readers enjoy it and put them to use! 


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