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Small Kids Moment: Valentine's Day Window Art

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)
  • bowls
  • paintbrushes
  • wooden skewer (optional)
  • plastic page protector
  • template (we found our heart template here)

And here’s what you’ll do:

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    Gather up your ingredients.
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    Pour a few tablespoons of white glue into your bowls.
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    Add a drop or two of food coloring to the glue.
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    Add a few drops of liquid dish soap.
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    Sprinkle in some glitter. This step is, of course, optional, but why would you skip glitter? ;) Then stir until well blended.
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    Slip a template into your page protector if you'd like a guide to paint by.
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    Unleash your child to paint a VERY thick layer of glue.
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    We 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.
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    My daughter loved this part and swirled the colors around for a while.
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    Once your child is happy with their design, set aside to dry. We left ours to dry overnight.
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    Optional step: Clean the outside of your window before applying your window clings! ;)
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    I hope you love this project as much as we did!

You can also find Nichole over at in these small moments and on Facebook and Twitter too!


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