Window Clings

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Kids (and adults) of all ages can make window clings using fabric paint.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

Lately we’ve had a lot of birds flying into our windows and although none have perished, we have had a number of stunned little ones who end up laying on our porch (or flying around in the studio!).

And so, we decided to do something about it by creating some window clings.

This is a great activity for kids (and adults) of all ages. All you need is some plastic (we used paper protectors that you would put into a binder) and some fabric paint. (It’s important that you use fabric paint and not regular paint.)

It’s a good idea to add a drop or two of dish washing liquid to the fabric paint before you start using it, although I have to admit, we skipped that step 🙂

Here’s how our window clings came together…

What You Need:

  • fabric paint
  • paintbrushes
  • water and containers
  • plastic sleeves (paper protectors)
  • a coloring page or printout (optional). We used the printouts from this kit.

What You Do:

You can draw your own picture or use a coloring page. We used the printouts from this kit.

If using a coloring page, place the paper into a protective plastic sleeve.

Using the fabric paint, paint on the plastic sleeve (using the coloring page as a guide). Make sure you are using fabric paint. You can paint with brushes, or apply directly from the small tip paint containers. Note: it is a good idea to mix in a drop or two of dish soap to the fabric paint.

Let the paint dry (24 to 48 hours).

Peel the images off the plastic and place them on a window.

Make window clings. Make window clings.