One of the first projects I made for My Aqua Valentine is a valentine craft for kids – heart window clings! Perfect for children, but absolutely awesome fun for adults as well. Can you believe that you can make window clings out of acrylic paint and Mod Podge? I’ve done it before, and I couldn’t resist doing it again with some new colors. This time it was turquoise and gold, perfectly appropriate for my Valentine’s Day series. Are you interested in keeping your children busy for hours, making and then playing with clings? Take a peek at the tutorial below.
Gather These Supplies
- Paint in colors of your choice – I used FolkArt and Martha Stewart Paint
- Gallery Glass Leading Blanks – not sure what these are made of, but they are a very smooth plastic
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Spreading tool – I have a palette knife pictured above
- Sharpie – light color
I squeezed Mod Podge directly onto the leading blank. Just make a big puddle.
Squeeze some paint directly into the Mod Podge. You only need a little. The less paint you add, the more translucent the clings will be. I love being able to use up leftover paint!
Mix it up with the palette knife. Kids can definitely do this part – Mod Podge is non-toxic and made in the USA (so is the paint).
Spread it out onto the leading blank. Look at that awesome color! Let dry overnight.
Peel the Mod Podge off of the surface in one peel. I turned the Mod Podge patty over and started drawing hearts on the back with a silver Sharpie. The more translucent the Mod Podge patty, the lighter the Sharpie you’ll want to use, so that you can’t see the draw lines when you put them in the window.
OR maybe you can cut hearts out with out drawing them first. I cannot. As you can see above, I can barely draw a heart freehand, much less cut one. What is my problem?
Cut your hearts out of the Mod Podge patty.
Here are some of the finished hearts on the Leading Blank. You won’t want to stack the clings on top of each other because they will definitely stick together. Leave them like this until you want to cling them to the window.
Have fun sticking! If it’s a bit colder and you want them to stick, just warm them up in your hands or blow your hot breath on the back. They will stick well.
When you aren’t using the clings, store them on the leading blank so that they don’t stick together (you can put them in a gallon Ziploc). Have fun sticking – and use tons of paint colors (but mostly aqua).