If you want a fun project to do with your kids on a rainy day, consider making window decals with them. Window decals stick to the windows on their own and can be created to look like anything your child chooses the following guide will walk you through how to make great window decals your child will be proud to display on their windows.
Create the Decal Mixture
Squeeze a tablespoon of white school glue into a paper cup to use later. Add a tablespoon of black acrylic paint to the bottle of white school glue and use the back of a long wooden spoon to mix the two ingredients together until the glue turns black. You may need to add more black paint to the bottle to get the color you want.
Create an Outline
Have your child choose a picture from their favorite book or coloring book and lay it flat on a table. Get a piece of wax paper and place it directly onto the image with the shiny side of the paper facing toward the sky.
Allow your little one to use the glue to carefully make an outline of the character they want to create. The line of glue needs to be thick enough to be able to be peeled from the paper once it dries.
Color the Interior
Once the outline of the image has had time to dry, roughly thirty minutes or so, it will be time to add color to the inside of the image.
Take the glue that you place in the cup and mix it with any color paint the child wants to use to color the interior of their image. Many different colors can be added to the image, but it is best to work with one color at a time to make sure the colors do not meld into one another when they are wet.
Have your little one use a paintbrush to paint the glue and paint mixture inside of the outline. They will need to paint a few layers of the colored paint inside of the outline to make it as thick as it needs to be for you to be able to peel it from the paper.
Once the interior is complete, allow the decals to dry for an hour or two. Carefully peel them from the paper and then allow your child to stick them on the windows wherever they would like them to be placed. The side of the decal that was against the wax paper is the side of the decal that should be pressed against the window. The decals will stay on the window until you remove them.
For more information or help, try contacting a company like Victorville Glass Co Inc. with any questions or concerns you might have.