Isn’t it fun to make Christmas crafts!? It’s even more fun crafting with kids! Most kid crafts don’t last long as most are made with construction paper and may only last for one holiday season. What about making some crafts that you can use every holiday season and on a budget? How about making DIY easy Christmas window clings? All you need is fabric paints, parchment paper and templates! I bought some fabric paint at Michaels for a reasonable price that came out to about $9 using the coupons they offer weekly. Parchment paper, costs about $3-4 dollars and templates you can print or use other pictures you may have in coloring books or magazines, you may have lying around. Even kids picture books! Of course if you draw well or you like to create your own designs you don’t need templates.
Easy Window Clings
All you need is:
- Fabric paints
- parchment paper
The first step is to pick out a template and put a piece of parchment paper over it. You can then trace in the design with the fabric paint. To make it easier, purchase fabric paint with the pointer tip attached. That will make it easy to trace and paint in the design. It honestly takes a few minutes to do each design. Depending on how big or small you go. Lastly, let your window clings dry overnight. Once fully dry, peel off slowly and stick to your windows!
Press against the window on all edges. A few pieces took a bit longer to dry as the paint went on a bit thicker. You don’t want the layers to be too thin or it will fall apart when peeling of the parchment paper. Thicker is better but will take a bit longer to dry. I did notice some of my pieces could have used more fabric paint to cover empty spots. For the next ones I guess!
A Fun Craft
My boys weren’t too interested in actually making the window clings. They found it fun to watch instead. Which is okay with me because I enjoy this kind of stuff. It’s so relaxing to me! Make window clings for all the holidays and reuse them again the following year! Keep adding to your collection. I truly enjoyed this and plan to make more for other holidays! My boys love them! They hung them up in their bedroom.
If you like this craft, check out Kids Christmas Tree Craft (Memory Tree)!