DIY Halloween Window Clings

Good afternoon scientists and happy soon to be Halloween! We made our own window clings yesterday afternoon. It was super fun! We let them dry overnight and got to decorate today.

MaterialsDIY Halloween Window Clings (7)

Food Coloring

Dish Soap

White School Glue

Small Dishes (We use condiment cups)

Use Plastic Sheets: Transparency, Paper Protector, or Blank Laminator Sheets (that have been run through your laminator). We used transparency sheets on our newest window clings and they worked really well. 

1/4 Teaspoon

1 Tablesoon

Toothpicks (To mix with)

Paint Brushes

Optional: Sharpie Marker(s) to add details to the finished clings.

**RECOMENDED: Old Table Cloth or Newspapers or Crafting Space (That you don’t mind getting messy)

Investigation

**As always, fully supervise your child at all times**

  1. Measure 2 Tablespoon of white school glue and place it into each of your containers.DIY Window Clings (14)
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap to each of the containers.DIY Window Clings (16)
  3. Add 5 drops of your desired food coloring to each of the containers. (For white just don;t add in the food coloring). Mix gently with a toothpick.

4. **NOTE: Less is more, the thicker your finished product the longer it will take to set and the more it may spread** Use a paintbrush to draw your own designs OR try pouring a small amount of mixture out and shaping it with a toothpick or paint brush (You can also make new colors this way).

5. Allow to dry fully away from kids and pets (8 hours +), we just left ours overnight. Add any details with a Sharpie Marker.

6. Peal off the new window clings and decorate your windows. Our first set lasted several months with only one falling off. If your clings dry out and fall off, you can gently wet the back and stick it back on.

Talking Points

Window Clings aka Static Clings work because of suction. Suction is the force that holds a solid, liquid, or gas due to a partial vacuum. The window cling sticks to the window due to the suction created by the slightly wet or moist cling squishing onto the glass window pane. Squishing the cling to the window caused the air molecules to be pushed out of the way creating a slight vacuum that holds your artwork in place.

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