Can you actually believe it is December? Where has the year gone? So far we have been really fortunate and only had one small bount with wintery weather. Truth be told my kids can’t wait for the snow! For all the snowman making, hot cocoa, snow ball fights and just the beauty the snow leaves when everything is covered in its white blanket. This weekend we are in for what could be our first real wintery weather and the kids couldn’t be more excited for possibility of the snow!
Austin loves to hang things in his window and while I was working on another snowflake project he decided he wanted to make snowflakes for his too! Only this time I decided we wouldn’t use paper, we would make wintery glitter snowflake window clings from fabric puffy paint. They really are so simple to make, they just take a little patience to dry and then you can have your very own snowflakes to adorn your windows.
Great minds think a like they say and Leanne over at Rave and Review had the same thoughts I did by creating snowflake window clings. Hers are inspired by the new movie Frozen. The snowman sounds like he is going to be a hoot btw. Be sure to hope over and give her post some love.
DIY Glitter Snowflake Window Clings
- Tulip Puffy Paint
- Wax Paper
- Snowflake Template
To begin, print out the snowflake template below (click the image to open the page) or draw your own design on a sheet of paper.
Cover it with wax paper. Carefully trace the outline with your fabric paints, making sure to connect all the lines so they can be removed together. Don’t make them too thin or they will break apart when you remove them from the paper.
Allow them to dry for 24-48 hours and when no longer wet, gently remove them from your wax paper.
Wipe your windows clean and when they are completely dry, gently press onto your windows. We did our snowflakes in silver glitter, white, blue glitter and glow-in-the-dark (per Austin’s request). If your kids are like mine you will want to make extras because they will argue over who gets more in their windows!
(Just a note, the regular white paint took another full day to dry. The glow-in-the-dark and glitter paint dried much faster and were less tacky feeling.)