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I am really excited about participating in Craft Lightning this week. It’s a fun round up of crafts, and, this week, it’s all about easy, fast camp crafts that take 15 minutes or less. This craft is fun and fast as well. It’s not too messy and a lot of little munchkins can participate. My son is five and he absolutely loved it. The great thing with these window clings is that you can make them for any time of year. It’s open to their imagination and they love seeing them up in the windows. Plus, they’d make cute little gifts for grandparents too.
Here’s what you need:
Fabric Puff Paint
Elmer’s Glue (just the good old regular stuff)
Printed sheets with silhouettes of shapes or blank paper for them to trace their own
To begin, you can have your crafters trace their own shapes or pictures on a piece of paper. You can also print off some from your computer. They need to be silhouettes though. Next, put the papers inside sheet protectors. You can use any size sheet protectors. Now, have your campers grab their favorite color of puff paint. It does need to be the puff paint. It makes a difference! They are going to use the puff paint to trace their shapes. They use it to fill in certain areas too, like eyes, polka dots, or stripes. The more puff paint they use and the thicker it is, the longer it will take to dry.
The last step is to use the Elmer’s Glue to fill in any extra space. The entire shape needs to be filled with either the glue or puff pain. The glue will dry white and a little transparent so it’s the perfect filler. Once the projects are complete, they need to be put up where they can dry for 24 hours. Some of them dried faster, it just depends on how thick the paint and glue is. When they are all dry, carefully peel them off of the sheet protectors. You can put them up on windows or picture frames (like we did here). This project can be done in 15 minutes or less! It just depends on how many window clings each child makes. If they make one, you will be done in no time! If you need more time to fill, give them more shapes to do. My son loved this and we have done them for many holidays. These would also be fun to do for birthday parties. They can be customized to anything! You would just need to have little boxes to put the clings in so the kids can take them home to dry. I’d love to hear how they work for you!