DIY CRAFT TIME WITH YOUR KIDS PART 3

DIY CRAFT TIME WITH YOUR KIDS PART 3
May 25, 2017
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DIY Ladybug window clings

 

Image 1. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

Have you ever tried making window clings that look adorable in your kids’ room? This DIY project we are presenting to you today is easy to make and actually sticks to the window! To all the parents, don’t worry because they don’t leave any stains. They come right off and your kids can re-position them anywhere and anyway they like.

 

This project deals with paint. It can get a bit messy. But the trick in doing this is printing off templates for your children to follow! In saying that, doing this craft activity requires only a few tools! We recommend buying Tulip brand puffy paint. You can purchase these paints at Walmart, Michaels, or even Amazon. Find a large Zip-lock bag or any clear large freezer bag that you can slip your template inside for tracing purposes. You can download the template by clicking here. Of course, you’re not limited to only this template. You can Google anything you like or simply have your children create from their own imagination!

 

Now that we’ve got our tools ready, let’s get started!

Image 2.  Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

Put your printed template and insert it into your Zip-lock bag. Make sure the bag is large and flexible enough to slip in the template! Cut the ‘zipper’ part off the bag and slide in your template.

You may want to set up your table with a tabletop plastic cloth for easier clean up. If you find that the template paper is sticking out, you may want to use tape and keep it in place to avoid any sliding.

 

Image 3. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

Using your Tulip puff paint brand, start by tracing the outline of one of the colours.

 

Image 4. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

Trace around the colours to fill it in. Be generous with the paint because it thins as it dries and it is also much easier to peel off the plastic!

 

Image 5. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

You don’t have to be a perfectionist and make everything smooth. Just simply enjoy and mix the colours up!

 

Image 6. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

Wait for 24 hours before peeling it off! It’s a long wait but it’s really worth it at the end!

 

Image 7. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

When it’s dried, peel them slowly starting with the thickest part. Now, place it on the window!

 

Image 8. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

Image 9. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

This is an all season craft idea. On special holidays you can create themed window clings for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and so forth! We hope you enjoyed this craft idea and we can’t wait to share more with you!

 

Image 10. Image taken by Chapman (2015).

 

 

References:

Debbie Chapman (2015). DIY Ladybug window clings. Retrieved from http://onelittleproject.com/ladybug-window-clings/