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Valentine Window Clings That Kids Can Make

These valentine window clings are so easy – all you need is colorful acrylic paint and Mod Podge to make this fun glass clings for kids!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can accomplish this project. Young kids may need help; older children and adults will be able to do it themselves.

Make Valentine Window Clings with Kids

One of the first projects I made for My Aqua Valentine is a valentine’s craft for kids – heart glass 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. I decided to go ahead and make some valentine window clings.

Are you interested in keeping your children busy for hours, making and then playing with glass clings? Take a peek at the tutorial below!

Gallery Glass leading blank, acrylic paint, and a spatula

Valentine Window Clings

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
  • Scissors
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I squeezed Mod Podge directly onto the leading blank. Just make a big puddle.

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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!

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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).

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Spread it out onto the leading blank. Look at that awesome color! Let dry overnight.

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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?

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Cut your hearts out of the Mod Podge patty.

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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.

This valentine's craft for kids is so easy - all you need is colorful acrylic paint and Mod Podge to make these fun heart glass clings.
This valentine's craft for kids is so easy - all you need is colorful acrylic paint and Mod Podge to make these fun heart glass clings.

Have fun sticking your glass clings! 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).

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Gr8mammy

Friday 10th of January 2014

Cute idea, ( : I was going to ask if you had tried cutting it with a die-cutting machine, using one of the little all metal dies, but before I could start typing, a new thought popped in. I wonder how it would turn out if you were to spread it out on the inside of an open embossing folder instead of onto a leading blank. Hmmmmm..............

DesignedByBH

Friday 1st of February 2013

Wow! I woudn't have come up with that in a million years, but it's such a simple and fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing!!!

Crystal From Sew Creative Blog

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

Hi Amy,

I just love this modge podge project (as I love pretty much every modge podge project you post). I just started a blog and I shared your project in my Weekly Inspiration Valentine's Day Decor post:

http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/weekly-inspiration-valentines-day-decor/

Best Wishes,

Crystal

Miss

Saturday 18th of February 2012

Great idea- I'm envisioning my students making a bunch to decorate classroom windows!

Mel M. M. McCarthy

Tuesday 24th of January 2012

How neato! Love love love the colours you used.

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