Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween Window Clings


I'm really excited to share this post from fellow Pittsburgh mom blogger Sara Crytzer. Sara asked if she could share her post on homemade window clings on my blog. It was perfect timing because my oldest son recently chose a fancy store-bought window cling as a classroom reward and my other sons have been pestering me for some window clings of their own. I love trying new things and encouraging others to give them a try so get started and share your unique cling projects with us!

:: Halloween Homemade Window Clings ::


Homemade window clings are a fun and easy way to make a personalized seasonal decorations. They’re great for mirrors, picture frames and would make a great addition to any front door window. Plus, they’re super durable and even re-stickable!

Materials:

  • Puffy Fabric Paint
  • Plastic Sandwich Bags
  • Seasonal Images (Printed or Hand-drawn)









Directions
1. First, do a little research and find a few images to your liking; pumpkins, ghosts, candy corn, etc. I drew mine ours on notecards but you can also print them right off the computer.


2. Insert your image into a plastic bag, seal it up and fold over the excess plastic. You’ll want to keep your image from moving around in the bag.

3. Gather your puffy paint and carefully begin to outline your image. For best results, let the outline dry for several hours and then fill in the remaining details (helps to keep the colors from smearing!)
*For children younger than 5-years, try doing the outline for them and letting them fill the rest in with color.

4. Allow the finished project to dry for at least 24 hours before removing from the plastic. Peel carefully! The longer they dry, the more durable they become.



Here’s an inspiring list of ghoulish Halloween words to get your brain brewing. Try to choose images that don’t have a ton of detail as the puffy paint can be hard to control.



Apples, Bats, Black Cat, Bones, Broom Sticks, Candles, Cauldrons, Cobwebs, Dracula, Eyeballs, Frankenstein, Ghosts, Gravestones, Haunted House, Jack O'Lantern, Monsters, Mummies, Owls, Pumpkins, Rats, Ravens, Skeleton, Skulls, Slime, Spiders, Vampires, Witches, Wolves, Zombies


Sara Crytzer recently took a leap from a career in early childhood education to pursue a her passions as a work-at-home mompreneur. Using what she’s learned as an early childhood educator, Sara blogs about her dabblings in crafts, parenting issues, photography, health, and recipes. One of her biggest passions is providing hands on education that develops mind, body and soul. For lesson plans, parenting tips, seasonal crafts and more visit www.CuriousLittleKid.com