Glow in the Dark Window Clings

WeΒ love decorating for Halloween! Have you ever put window clings on your windows for various events and holidays? Today I’m going to teach you how to make handmade window clings for Halloween using some free printables. Plus, They glow in the dark! Perfect for this time of year!

Glow in the Dark Window Clings

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Window Clings made with Puffy Paint. Fun and easy handmade Halloween decorations for your windows that look cute during the day and glow at night.

Window clings are little objects that have a bit of a sticky feeling to them. Not so sticky that they make a mess on your hands, and not so sticky that they leave any mess on your windows though. They cling to your window wherever you put them, they stay in place, and they pull right off when it’s time to take them down. You can actually save and reuse them!

Glow in the Dark Halloween Window Clings

For these DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Window Clings, you will need:

  • Glow in the dark puffy paint (in various colors)
  • Plastic gallon sized zip bags
  • Scissors
  • My free Halloween printables (download them below- keep reading)

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Window Clings made with Puffy Paint. Fun and easy handmade Halloween decorations for your windows that look cute during the day and glow at night.

To download the FREE Halloween window clings, simply click the image below. Then, in the next window press the printer icon (or download them to your desktop from there)

Halloween Window Clings Free printables Halloween Window Clings Free Printables

Here’s a tip:

Sometimes the pictures will require layers of painting, like this witch hat. Have your kids think about the process of their coloring before they begin. I did this hat in sections. I did all the black first, then I did the green belt, and then I did the purple square. Oh! That brings me to another tip: be creative with the colors! I liked the witch hat with a purple square as opposed to the orange square. Let your kids make beΒ unique if they want to be:) The spiders are the most intricate to both color and remove from the baggie once they are dry. They are great for older kids. The candy corn, bat, and ghost are the easiest to color.

Glow in the Dark Halloween Window Clings

Also, the black puffy paint doesn’t glow in the dark (darn!).

When it is time to take them down, carefully peel them off the window and place them inside a plastic bag. Store them in a cool, dry place for next year.

Glow in the Dark Halloween Window Clings

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Fun and easy handmade Halloween decorations for your windows that look cute during the day and glow at night.

They look fun during the day and spooky at night!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

You Will Need

  • Glow in the dark puffy paint (in various colors)
  • Plastic gallon sized zip bags
  • Scissors
  • My free Halloween printables (download them below- keep reading)

Directions

  1. Print the Halloween pictures and cut them out. You don’t have to cut them out perfectly because a little extra edge on each picture actually helps.
  2. Place the pictures inside the zip lock bag making sure they aren’t on top of each other or overlapping. No need to zip the bag shut because any air that is in the bag will make it difficult.
  3. Using matching colors of glow in the dark puffy paint, “color in” the Halloween pictures on top of the bag, making sure that the different colors connect so that the window cling dries in one piece. Puffy paint is, well, puffy (ha!) but if you apply too much while you are coloring in the Halloween shapes making it extra thick, it will have a hard time drying.
  4. Set the wet window clings aside in a safe place and wait at least 24 hours for the clings to dry.
  5. Once they are dry, carefully peel them off of the plastic bag and place them on a clean window (be sure to clean the window first!).
  6. As the sun sets, the window clings will glow! After a little while their glowing power reduces. But, to recharge the glow, hold a flash light in front of the window clings for about a minute. When you turn the flash light off, they will glow bright again!

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