Monday, July 23, 2012

Olympics ~ Window Clings

Here is the British Flag in honor of the Olympics!
In order to tie this craft project to the Olympics the following question was posed:
"Today we are going to make window clings to celebrate the Olympics.  What types of things might you see at the Olympics?"
The answers: Rainbows, butterflies, flowers and hearts.  Oh well.  I tried!
Window Clings
White craft glue (like Elmer’s), Liquid food coloring, 
Liquid dish detergent, small paint brushes, A clear plastic sheet protector, 
Newspaper to cover your table

Step 1:  Mix a couple of tablespoons of glue with food coloring. 
(For 6 of us, we ended up using 3 bottle of Elmer's Glue.)

Step 2: Draw a picture and put it inside the plastic sheet protector or you can wing it!

Step 3: Paint on the sheet protector to make your picture.  Make sure your paint is really thick because you want it to be sturdy when you peel it off later. The paint will also shrink so you may have to add paint to keep your section filled in. Make sure that the different colors touch one another to make one solid painted piece and that there are no gaps.

Step 4: Set aside to dry. 
Make sure it is out of reach of the little ones because it is very VERY tempting 
to touch it to see if it is dry!

All done!  Now they have to dry...Oh wait...Grandma doesn't want to quit!

Once the glue is completely dried, peel the picture off of the page protector.  Slightly dampen your window and place your window cling on to the window.
Have fun!
Have you done anything crafty lately?
The original idea is found HERE!

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