Sticky Valentines – How To Make DIY Window Clings

I’m so excited to share this craft with you!

We had so much fun making these diy window cling. They are easy, fun and super addictive! (I probably had more fun making these than Elle =) )

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These diy window clings is an idea we got from our Kiwi Crate craft kit. In a recent box we received from them, one of the craft was to use 3D puffy paint and glue to make some winter themed animal clings like snowflakes, seals and polar bears. A couple of these later and we are hooked!

I thought it would be really fun to make some to decorate our windows for Valentine’s so here they are! And I even made a template for you to download and follow =)

diy window clings

Supplies You’ll Need

  • 3D fabric paint  (it could also be called puffy paint)
  • white glue (also known as school glue)
  • clear plastic bag (thin produce bags works REALLY well!)
  • window cling template (download below)

Just a note about the plastic you use to paint on….what I found is that the thinner the plastic, the easier it is to peel the cling off. The thinner the better which is why I recommend using those REALLY thin produce bags you use to buy fruits and vegetables in.

In the pictures here, we used a few different types of plastics including zip lock bags. The 3D paint is REALLY sticky and I couldn’t peel it off the zip lock bag without ripping the cling a little.

how to make window clings

How To Make DIY Window Clings

  1. With your bag, cut it up so they’re big enough for 1 design.
  2. Place the plastic over the template (you can tape down the plastic if your kids are doing this)
  3. With your 3D paint, apply it to the outlines and solid spaces.
  4. Take the plastic off the template and put it somewhere safe to dry for at least 4 hours. This is to prevent the paint and glue from bleeding into each other.
  5. When paint is dry enough that it won’t bleed, apply a thick layer of white glue to the inside of the lines.
  6. Let dry overnight.
  7. When cling is completely dry, carefully peel it off the plastic and onto your window or mirror.

diy window cling valentines printables

Aren’t they cute? I’m just so in love with these =)

Valentine Printable Template

You’re more than welcome to use your own template when making these or your can download mine here.

Busy Parent?

If you’re a busy parent and want to do fun crafts with your kids but find it challenging to research a craft and get all the supplies, consider Kiwi Crate craft kits. Once a month, they’ll send you a box with at least 2 crafts with ALL the materials you’ll need. All you need to do is to open up the box and have fun!

Give the gift of creativity with Kiwi Crate!

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This is a super cute idea.

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oh my gosh, I LOVE this!!! I am so doing this with my daughter for ValentinesDay!!! Thanks!

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So cute! Thanks for sharing.

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I wonder if these would suffice with just the puffy paint and not the white glue? What do you think?

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THIS IS BRILLIANT! I was wondering if you can use cling film instead of bags? Cant wait to try!!

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These look great will have to give it a go. Will have to look out for the paints. I might also give it a go with glitter glue if I can’t find the paints. Free clip art would also be good for it. I can see my son wanting a train.

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Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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I can’t seem to find puffy paint in my country, do you think I can mix in color with Elmer’s glue instead?

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