Small Kids Moment: Valentine's Day Window ArtNichole
My daughter and I have done our fair share of crafts together.
I’ve loved some and have been disappointed by others, but I never thought I’d enjoy a project as much as I loved making the glitter play dough last month.
But yesterday, glitter play dough became our second favorite project.
My friend Merry recently shared with me a recipe for homemade window clings. I loved how hers turned out so much that I couldn’t wait to make them with Katie. We both absolutely loved this project!
When I have all of the ingredients on hand and clean up is this easy? I’m a happy mom.
Although our window clings are Valentine’s Day themed, you could do these for any holiday or even just because.
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- white school glue
- liquid dish soap
- food coloring
- glitter (optional)
- wooden skewer (optional)
- plastic page protector
- template (we found our heart template here)
And here’s what you’ll do:
image-241 1 of 12Gather up your ingredients.
image-242 2 of 12Pour a few tablespoons of white glue into your bowls.
image-253 3 of 12Add a drop or two of food coloring to the glue.
image-243 4 of 12Add a few drops of liquid dish soap.
image-244 5 of 12Sprinkle in some glitter. This step is, of course, optional, but why would you skip glitter? ;) Then stir until well blended.
image-245 6 of 12Slip a template into your page protector if you'd like a guide to paint by.
image-246 7 of 12Unleash your child to paint a VERY thick layer of glue.
image-247 8 of 12We placed drops of color within the hearts and then used a wooden skewer to blend. You could simply use a paint brush for this if you'd prefer.
image-248 9 of 12My daughter loved this part and swirled the colors around for a while.
image-249 10 of 12Once your child is happy with their design, set aside to dry. We left ours to dry overnight.
image-251 11 of 12Optional step: Clean the outside of your window before applying your window clings! ;)
image-252 12 of 12I hope you love this project as much as we did!
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