I am SO excited to have been invited to be a part of the 2014 Elmer’s “Crafty Mamas” crew, and we’re looking forward to sharing some of our favorite crafts and activities with you throughout the coming year. Today we’re using some of our favorite Elmer’s products to make these sweet Valentine’s Day window clings!
What You’ll Need:
- Elmer’s School Glue
- Elmer’s Classic or Swirl Glitter Glue
- Elmer’s Glitter (optional)
- Liquid watercolors or food coloring
- Plastic page protector sheets
- Valentine’s Day themed clipart or coloring book page
My kids are totally enthralled with glitter glue, and Elmer’s Swirl Glam Glitter Glue is their favorite. It actually really does swirl out colored and silver glitter glue at the same time for a totally unique look!
Begin by coloring the School Glue with either liquid watercolors or food coloring. I used about 1-2 tsp of liquid watercolors for each of my bottles of glue. Mix well with a wooden skewer or shake vigorously.
Place your clip art or coloring book page inside of the plastic page protector sheet. Start by outlining your objects – you can use either the glitter glue to outline or the colored school glue. Either one works fine!
Next, fill in the outline. Again, you can use either the glitter glue or the colored school glue to fill the shape; however, I prefer to use the school glue for larger shapes simply because it is a bit thinner and easier to spread. Use a toothpick to pop and remove any air bubbles that may have formed.
Now for the hard part…put your lovely window cling designs somewhere safe, and leave them to dry undisturbed for 24-48 hours. Temperature and humidity can affect your drying time, so if possible, place them somewhere warm and dry.
As the designs start to dry, they will naturally release themselves from the page protector plastic. The shapes will be soft and pliable once they have dried completely, and the school glue with have a translucent quality.