Store bought Halloween decorations can be scary for little ones. So we make these easy Halloween kids crafts to decorate our house!
Window clings are easy and fun to make.
All you need is
- wax paper
- Glow in the Dark puffy paint
- a sharpie
- and a paintbrush
For this easy Ghost first I drew a Ghost free hand with the sharpie. (You really can’t get much easier than a Ghost shape!) Then I used the sharpie to draw in eye holes and a mouth hole.
I liberally squirted Glow in the Dark 3D Dimensional Paint (aka puffy paint) inside the ghost outline. On previous window clings, I used different methods to spread the paint. On the Jack O’Lantern we simply squirted the paint on every inch of the pumpkin without using a paint brush. This was quick but the end cling had a ton of ridges.
On the bats, we used a paintbrush to paint on the puffy paint. This took several layers to get it thick enough so that I could gently peel the cling from the wax paper.
On the ghost, since it was such a large cling, we squirted the paint all over the picture on the wax paper and then we used the stick end of the paint brush to smooth the paint. This was quick and didn’t end up with as many ridges. I didn’t have to keep doing layers. I ended up doing just two layers of the “white” paint.
For the eyes and mouth I used black puffy paint and just squirted it on without smoothing.
Our ghost came out great and does glow in the dark!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t glow bright enough for me to capture a decent picture at night like I was able to with the jack o’lantern.
I love how it is not too scary for the little trick or treaters but not quite as friendly as Casper.
You still have time if you want to make your own window clings for Halloween! They dry overnight and if you have a hard time peeling it off the wax paper simply wet a paper towel and wipe off the wax paper before sticking the cling to your window!
I am saving mine in plastic wrap for next year.
What designs would you choose for your window clings?
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