Window Clings Craft for Kids
Doesn’t it make you feel happy to see the sun shining through your windows? You can make sunny days even more cheerful with these colorful window clings! This craft can get a little messy, so be sure you choose your work surface carefully, and have some soap and water standing by for quick clean-ups.
What You Will Need:
- White glue (2 Tablespoons for each color)
- Dish soap (2 drops for each color)
- Food coloring
- Cookie cutter (optional)
- Plastic page protectors
For each color you plan to make, measure 2 Tablespoons of glue into a bowl. Add 2 drops dish soap and your food coloring; mix well.
I used 2 drops of liquid food coloring per color. Gel food coloring also works well. The mixture should be thick enough to hold its shape, but if it’s too thick, it isn’t going to dry very well.
Using a paintbrush, or your fingers, create designs on the plastic page protectors. If you like, you can draw designs on the plastic with a Sharpie first. Try to keep your designs an even thickness throughout. (This was difficult to do with the yellow sun I made, because of all the points. We’ll see how it turns out!)
You can also pour or spoon the glue mixture into the cookie cutter and spread evenly.
If you feel creative, you can try mixing some colors like I did here — yellow and blue makes green, right?
If your mixture is the right consistency, it will hold its shape when you remove the cookie cutters. Now it’s time to put them in a safe place and let them dry. This can take a few hours or a few days, depending on thickness.
Carefully peel the dry window clings away from the plastic, attach them to your window, and smile!
Vikki Peck is a youth services librarian at the Poland/Struthers/Brownlee Woods libraries. When she can help a child (or anyone, really!) find just the right book, she considers it a great day. Vikki is the mother of three adult people, and grandmother of two small ones; in her spare time, she enjoys reading grown-up books, baking, and spending time with her family.