Looking for a fun way to decorate your classroom this winter? Your students are going to LOVE making Snowflake Window Clings as your next winter craft!
Have you ever looked at a window cling and thought, I can make that! Now you can with this super-simple DIY window clings recipe. One of the easiest shapes to start with is the snowflake shape, and it’s the perfect time of year to make these fun snowflakes. If you have snow, it’s a fun craft to make when it’s too cold to go out, and if you don’t have snow, it’s a fun way to bring some snow to the warmer climates!
Getting the Snowflake Window Clings Craft Ready:
In advance, you’ll need a few supplies to save your sanity on craft day. The more you do in advance, the less time this craft will take in class.
- Dish soap
- White school glue
- Squeeze bottles (you can also use the glue bottles the glue comes in)
- Glitter in various shades of blue
- Plastic sheets (clear transparencies work great)
The only thing you have to do ahead of time for this craft is mix up your window cling mixture. Straight glue will be too dry, so you have to add a little bit of dish soap to keep things clingy.
For every tablespoon of glue, add a drop of dish soap. I found it easier to drop 8 drops of dish soap into a bottle of the 4-0unce glue bottle size and shake it around a bit. This is easier if the bottle isn’t quite full.
Doing the DIY Snowflake Window Clings Craft
Each child will need:
- A squeeze bottle
- A transparancy
Show the kids how to squeeze out a snowflake shape onto the plastic film. You’ll want the glue to be pretty thick, which is great because kids like to use too much glue anyway.
If the snowflakes turn out more like blobs than flakes, you can always trim them down with scissors after they dry.
After making the snowflake shape on the plastic, sprinkle with glitter.
Don’t shake off the extra glitter in advance or you’ll lose your snowflake shapes.
Instead, wait for the glue to dry (which can take 24 to 48 hours) and then shake off the excess glitter back into the container.
Place the snowflakes on the windows and watch them stick!
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