Halloween Window Clings

By | September 27, 2013

Halloween Window Clings
My girls love to decorate for Halloween, and their favorite thing to do is put window clings all over.  Then they like to play with them so by the time we take them down they pretty much have no stick at all, and we have to throw them out and buy new ones the next year.

This year however I got smart and decided we would just make our own.  Not only did we make our own, but we did it for only $2.00, and we have a tone of stuff left to make more!  These window clings are simply made out of glue, and I bought my glue in 2packs at the dollar store so each bottle cost me only $0.50.  This has to be the funnest and cheapest way to decorate for the holidays.

The girls had a blast making them, I printed out a template for them to use to make it a little easier to draw the shapes.  My little one just put glue all over and then I helped her get some shapes (she is only 2).  They both were super excited to hang them on the windows and proud that they made them.  A little trick to getting them to stick to the window if you have an issue is to slightly wet them before you put them on the window, oh and of course make sure the window is clean first too.  One other tip is to make them on plastic.  We used sheet protectors (I took them out of unused scrapbooks), but you could use any plastic you have around the house, or even wax paper.

Check out our FALL and HALLOWEEN Pintrest boards for more fun ideas!

Supplies

4 Bottles Glue
Orange Food Color
Yellow Food Color
Black Food Color (or Yellow, Blue, Red, and Green mixed together to make black)
Plastic Sheet Cover
Halloween Printable

Directions

Add your food color to your glue bottles
Leave one bottle white for your ghost.
 Close up bottles and shake them up.
 You will now need to leave your bottles sitting for a day so the color can fully mix with the glue.
(to speed up the process you can stir the glue in the bottles to get it all mixed up)
 Insert your Halloween Printable into your sheet protector
Then let the kids trace the shapes with their glue bottles
 Once glue is dry they will peal right off the plastic
Now slightly dampen the shapes with a wet paper towel and stick to a clean window
Halloween Window Clings
The kids will be so proud of their home made Halloween Window Clings!
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14 thoughts on “Halloween Window Clings

  1. J

    These are wonderful. I had no idea you could make these – and so easily and inexpensively. As always, the darling pictures of your daughters make me smile. They are so pretty!

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  2. Michelle Thomas

    adorable!!! My kids would LOVE these! Definetly going to make them when we get back from vaca this week! Thanks for linking with us for WDW!

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  3. Kristin King

    Oh, what a fantastic idea! So much cheaper than the store-bought clings and more fun too. Love it!

    Thanks for sharing at Wine’d Down Wednesday! I hope to see you again next week!

    Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

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  4. Lizbeth McGow

    Decorations to keep kids entertained while making them are the best! Your girls are precious! Thank you for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party! Have a great week, Lizy your party co host

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  5. Carrie

    What a great idea!! I love it!! My daughter loves window clings and this is great for any theme. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  6. Mackenzie

    I love this idea, and so would my boys! How fun! We will have to make these soon; thanks for the great idea!

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  7. The Tumbleweed Contessa

    Great technique. I don’t know that I will get to these by halloween but I could do for Thanksgiving or Christmas. My grandkids would love it. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

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    1. Tracey Kite

      Hi Shecki, I did not see in your post that you wet them first to get them to stick. In my post above I had the same issue of them not sticking till we used a damp papertowl to wet them then they stuck fine. You don’t state in your tutorial who you got the idea from, but I would highly suggest wetting them then trying to stick them to the clean window again. All of our have stuck just fine.

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