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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pinned it and DID it - Window Clings

I recently pinned a post about making your own window clings out of glue tinted with food coloring.

We decided to give it a try.  I bought some food coloring and enlisted Brianna to help me shake. 

It takes a while for glue and ANYTHING to mix.

But eventually, it was ready to use.  

I printed a couple of coloring pages,

Stuck them in page protectors, 

(drew a candy corn) and away we went.

Eli came up with the brilliant idea of sliding his paper down a little and fitting TWO bats on the same page protector.

Really, this was just a genius way for me to get the kids to wash a window willingly.  I'll have to tell them we're making "back door clings" next time.  :evil laughter:

We had a hard time getting them to stick, so Eli resorted to taping his up.

After letting them dry about 3 days prior to putting them up, I decided maybe they were a little too thick?

They kind of curled a bit, and were generally unruly.  All in all, I'd say this was another pin-flop for us.  Although, I'm not opposed to the idea of trying again, if I can find different directions and make changes to how we do it.  I'd love for it to work.  It would be cute to change them out regularly.  

Like I said, I think I live a Cake Wrecks life in a Pinterest world. 

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  1. Replies
    1. I've since seen some other pins using puffy paint instead, so I'm thinking we'll give it another shot. Snowflakes, maybe?

  2. I replied to your post on my tutorial. We had the same issue with them not sticking till we used a wet paper towel to dampen them before sticking them to the window. http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2013/09/halloween-window-clings.html

    1. We did get the first one wet, but I think we got it TOO wet, as it started to leave glue smears on the window.

  3. Just popping in to say how much we're enjoying having your blog on our high school homeschool blogroll at LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com. I hope it's sent some great new traffic your way. I wondered if you could help us get out the word about LHSHS on your blog too? We have a dedicated button on our About Us page: http://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/about-us/. And we've added a ton of new content recently. Drop by and check it out if it's been a while since you visited. Look forward to seeing you there!

    Also, I loved this! I want to try it with my boys! :)


    1. I added your button! Thanks, that will remind me to check back in with your site from time to time. :)

      I hope your window clings turn out better than ours did! Now I'm "stuck" trying to figure out what to do with all this colored glue!