DIY Glitter Window Clings

F totally loves crafting with glue these days, so I’ve been looking for ideas that allow him to use a lot of glue. These glitter window clings were the perfect craft for him.

DIY Glitter Window Clings

I taped some wax paper to the table and got out the glue and a silver glitter shaker (kindly sent to us by craftprojectideas.com).

Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings

F squeezed out puddles of glue onto the paper.

Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings

Then he “sprinkled” the glue with glitter. OK, I’m not going to lie, he actually dumped loads out!

Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings

After that he made two more.

Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings

I shook off the excess glitter and left them to dry (it took a couple of days!).

Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings

The glittery “blobs” didn’t immediately stick to the window like I thought they would, but I moistened the back of them with a little water and they stuck fine. I really struggled to get a good photo of them though!

DIY Glitter Window Clings

The next day we tried making more glitter window clings but using red glitter glue instead (also sent to us by craftprojectideas.com – thanks guys!) This was harder to squeeze out so F only made one puddle this time. But no need to add the glitter!

Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings
Craftulate: DIY Glitter Window Clings

After this had dried it was ready to stick to the window. Again it needed a little bit of water to make it adhere.

DIY Glitter Window Clings

The loose glitter clings were WAY more sparkly, but had the unfortunate side effect of shedding their glitter every time it was moved. The glitter glue clings were easier to make, didn’t shed the glitter, but weren’t quite as sparkly.

Here are some star-shaped window clings that I made while F was making his “puddles”:

DIY Glitter Window Clings

DIY Glitter Window Clings

About craftulate

"Georgina is the founder and editor of Craftulate, writing about crafts and activities suitable for toddlers and young children. She started crafting with her son when he was one year old, and is constantly finding new and exciting ways to keep him interested. Georgina also loves papercraft, sewing, cooking, and isn't opposed to the odd glass of wine."

Comments

  1. I had no idea that glitter glue would stick the the windows!! My daughter is going to get a huge kick out of this!!

  2. Laura Marschel says:

    So cute and sparkly! We love to use glitter glue, what a fun way to use it!

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