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Keep your kiddos crafty this Christmas – and decorate at the same time – with this window clings DIY Christmas craft for kids! Handmade Charlotte will show you how easy it is for kids to make their own clings with nontoxic Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paints, a design template and a plastic bag. They can tack their clings up in windows to spread holiday cheer to neighbors, on the fridge, mirrors and other slick surfaces to add some creative magic throughout the house this Christmas.
- Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint – desired paint pack
- Cling designs (print from this post)
- Clear gallon-sized sealable bag or sheet protector
To get started on this fun & easy DIY Christmas craft for kids, print out the design template from this post. Or you can hand draw your own if your kids prefer different designs! Place the design template in a clear gallon-sized bag or a sheet protector. If the kids want to include the smiley faces on each of the designs, first they’ll want to trace the faces using white or their preferred color. Let the paint dry before moving on to the next step.
The next part of this DIY Christmas craft for kids is to make the clings! To begin, Handmade Charlotte recommends starting with the outline of the shape, then filling in the design with each chosen paint color. Apply a nice, thick, even layer of Dimensional Paint over each design, covering over the face designs (they’ll show on the other side). Tip: If any air bubbles happen while painting, you can use a toothpick to help smooth them out.
If any mess-ups or mishaps occur, the paint can be easily wiped away with a damp paper towel and the kids can begin again! Once everyone has painted over and decorated each cling design, let the clings dry overnight. Check to make sure they’ve completely dried, then carefully peel each away from the surface of the plastic bag.
Now it’s time to tack up this DIY Christmas craft for kids and let everyone admire their creative skills! These Dimensional Paint window clings will stick to any slick surface; the kids can display their new Christmas clings in windows, on mirrors and more!