This adorable DIY St. Patrick’s Day window clings craft is perfect for preschool age and up! They require only a few supplies and are so easy to make!
Most preschoolers will need some hand-over-hand supervision, but it is an excellent activity to develop both gross motor and fine motor skills. Older children will have fun customizing their colors and design.
St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings Supplies
There are just a few supplies needed for these St. Patrick’s Day window clings. First of all, you’re going to need these cute St. Patrick’s Day window cling printables.
Click the Pintable image below to print the PDF
(Make sure to change the orientation to landscape before you print.)
Next you’ll need:
- White school glue (like Elmer’s glue) – You can do these without school glue, but you’ll end up using much more puffy paint, and the puffy paint is much more expensive than the school glue.
- Puffy Paint in a variety of colors. Don’t worry, I have many more window cling printables for all seasons and holidays you can use these puffy paints for!
- Ziplock sandwich bags.
How to Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings
- Step 1: Print out your St. Patrick’s Day window clings printable. Cut on the dotted lines into 4 pieces.
- Step 2: Place each picture into a Ziplock bag and tape the picture, on the inside of the bag, to the front of the bag. This will keep your picture from moving around while you apply the paint and glue.
- Step 3: Use the paint to outline your image and the glue to fill in large areas of white space. When filling in with the glue, make sure there are no spaces in between the glue and the puffy paint. It is best for an older child or an adult to do this part. (Optional: You can fill in all the space with puffy paint if you’d like. I just had little puffy paint pens so I didn’t have a ton of paint to work with.) The puffy paint is what clings to the window (the glue does not).
- Step 4: Place on a flat surface out of reach of children, and let dry for approximately 24 hours.
- Step 5: Decorate your windows! If your clings are not sticking, this is a great opportunity and excuse to clean your windows. 🙂
The only tricky part about making these St. Patrick’s Day window clings is making sure your eager children don’t stick their fingers in them to check and see if they are dry. LOL. I know this from personal experience.
Let the kiddos know that they take at least 24 hours to fully dry. The window clings with more puffy paint and less glue may take a bit longer, and the clings with more glue and less paint may take a little less time.
The window clings will start to peel up off the Ziplock bags around the edges when they are dry.
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