Window clings are a popular decoration around Halloween, and add an extra spooky touch to the front of your home. While stores sell a wide variety of window clings, making your own is an inexpensive alternative and is extremely easy to do. This craft is great for making with children, and allows kids to embrace their creativity and get into the spirit of Halloween.
To make your own set of Halloween window clings you will need:
Acrylic craft paint
Glow in the dark paint
White school glue
Plastic sandwich bag
1. Tape the plastic sandwich bag to a flat work surface, such as your kitchen counter or table. Use a low adhesive tape that is easy to remove so you do not cause any damage to your countertops or furniture.
2. Draw a Halloween themed design onto the bag using the permanent maker. Some design ideas you might consider are a pumpkin, a spider, a ghost or a cat. You may also spell out the words “Happy Halloween” using bubble letters.
3. Trace over the outline of the design using the leading paint. Try to make the leading paint as thick as possible to create a more durable decal. Allow the leading paint to dry before proceeding.
4. Mix two tablespoons of white school glue with the paint color of your choice. Fill in the spaces between the leading paint using the mixture. Make sure that the paint meets the edges of the leading paint, and is as thick as the line of the leading paint.
4. Allow the glue mixture to dry, then apply a coat of glow-in the dark paint over the top of the dried decal. Allow the glow in the dark paint to dry over night.
5. Carefully peel the dried decal away from the plastic and remove the tape from your work surface.
6. Apply the cling to a window in your home that faces the sun. This way the glow in the dark paint will charge during the day and will glow at night, creating a spooky effect.
These decals will stick to your windows throughout the month of October. When removing these decals, be very careful when peeling them away from the window. If you live in an arid climate, the paint and glue may dry out, causing them to break apart when removing them from your windows. If this is the case, this is a temporary Halloween decoration that will need to be remade annually.