I love this simple project and my kids do too! I’m taking a page out of our recent activities from Amanda White’s Easter activity book (affiliate link) to use this craft for everyday play!
DIY Window Cling Materials:
- Cellophane gift wrap – look through your Christmas gift wrap! Use one or several colors
- Dish soap
- Shallow bowl
- A large window (we used our front door, for which I am sure all our neighbors and the mailman feel blessed!)
DIY Window Cling Steps:
Cut shapes out of the cellohane wrap. My tip is to fold a piece of wrap in half and cut out half a shape on the fold. This keeps the delicate cello from tearing while you cut, and it’s faster. Cut shapes on the large side to make them easy for little hands to manage.
Put some water in a shallow bowl or deep plate. Not a lot! Add a few squirts of dish soap and blend.
Dip a cello shape into the liquid, lift out, and gentle wiggle it a few times to let excess water drip off. This is an important step to demonstrate to kids because if they don’t shake off the water you will end up with unsightly drips all down your window (you may still have a few, but they’ll be minimal).
Place the wet shape as desired on the window.
You’ll probably have your kids begging you to cut out more shapes! Show them how they can combine squares and triangles to create houses. Rectangles and circles can be trees.
Get brave and try to cut out a star, or clouds….the limit is only your imagination (and scissor skills!).
Your window clings will dry and stay up for weeks, although the darker color cello may fade in the sunlight.
To remove, just wash the window!