Sunday, December 7, 2008

Glittery Snowflake Window UnCling

In my never ending attempt to be crafty, I decided that the kids and I should make the glittery snowflake window cling craft from December's Family Fun Magazine.

It seemed simple enough that even I could handle it. You just trace a pattern with fabric paint onto wax paper and let it dry over night and then they are supposed to cling to your windows making them look all snowy and cheery and wintry.

Deciding that even I could handle that, I purchased some glittery fabric paint from Wal-Mart. I think each bottle was $2.97.
I downloaded the snowflake template from Family Fun and I traced the pattern onto wax paper.

And Sarah and I sat down to make glittery window cling snowflakes.

At 4, Sarah lacked the control she needed to follow the lines of the snowflake while squeezing the paint, so hers ended up looking like glittery blobs.

I was pleased with the way mine looked so we left them to dry overnight.


The next morning the kids and I peeled them off the wax paper and hung them on the windows. We were excited that they actually clung like they were supposed to.

We were not excited the next morning when we found that they had all come "unclung" from the windows. And even trying to restick them didn't work for more than a few minutes.

But being the resourceful mother that I am, I hung ornament hangers in them and tried to hang them from my tree. They looked cute but were a little floppy and kept folding into themselves. Not the look I was hoping for.

So if you are looking for an easy snowflake craft for the 4 year old set, this isn't it.

If you are looking for an easy way to make floppy snowflake ornaments that grown ups can do, this is it.

Happy floppy snowflake making!

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13 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh I saw that and thought about trying it out since it looked so easy. Anyway, thanks for trying it out for me first! :)

They are very pretty, though even if they didn't turn out right.

Brittany said...

Ohh I saw those in the magazine, too! I need to try those! :) Really pretty!

He And Me + 3 said...

They are pretty, sorry that they didn't turn out just right, but they are still beautiful!

Mari said...

What a bummer - they looked so pretty! I usually like the ideas in Family Fun magazine. Maybe they didn't test this one enough. :(

jaime said...

Thanks for the heads up on a craft that stinks! lol, but your flakes really did come out good so it's a shame they didn't stick. good effort!

We have a craft class we go to every Monday and so far it's all the moms sitting around a table doing the project, while the kids run in circles around the room- GOOD TIMES!

Denise said...

Those are really cute.

Tracy said...

Thank I'll skip this one...and anything else with glitter glue! That stuff always ends up a mess in our house.

McMommy said...

Floppy snowflakes might need a little blue pill. I think I saw a commercial for that.

hee hee hee!!

Your snowflakes really did look so beautiful!!

Jennie said...

Your snowflakes are so beautiful! I wonder if it is the cold windows that did yours in... everything I have that is supposed to cling to wondows (read suction cups) loses cling overnight in the cold.

AlaneM said...

Good to know...I was going to make them. I wonder if you just need to warm them up or something. I think I'll put them in my Christmas file for a maybe next year project :)

Lisa said...

I'm impressed that you tried it. I always read that stuff and think, "Geez, the girls and I should try that"...and then we never do!

Jaina said...

I wonder why they unclung...they look so neat! I'm sorry that craft didn't work out as planned.

Rebekah said...

I forgot I know how to do these. Thanks for reminding me