Fall Craft: Tree Window Clings
Fall is just about here, and with it comes the changing of the season’s gorgeous colors. Red, yellow, orange and green combine to create a beautiful sea of color in the trees above our heads. Kids are often fascinated by the magical change that takes place, so why not celebrate fall in all its glory with these fun tree window clings?
For this simple project you will only need a few supplies:
Parchment paper (not waxed paper)
Puffy Paint in fall colors (brown, red, yellow, orange, green)
Use a pencil to draw out a simple tree design on the parchment paper. You could even trace your child’s handprint! Draw some simple leaf shapes as well.
Hint: To keep your parchment paper stationary and wrinkle- and crease-free, place it on a piece of foam core board and secure it with thumbtacks.
Draw leaves and color them in using the Puffy Paint.
Use brown Puffy Paint to outline and color in the tree as well.
Your project will need to dry for a full 24 hours, and depending on the temperature and humidity level in the room, up to 48 hours.
Carefully peel back one end of a leaf. If any of the design remains on the parchment paper, they are not dry and not ready to be removed. If they are ready, the design will peel off the paper with ease.
You can arrange the leaves in a falling pattern without the tree…
Or, stick the tree to the window and place the leaves all around the branches.
Note: If your window is cold, your window clings may not stick. It’s best to use these window clings in seasons other than winter. As an alternative, stick them to mirrors or picture frames with glass.
Amanda Formaro is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.