We had so much fun making these window clings —–the possibilities for seasonal and everyday decorations are endless.


You will need a roll of clear contact paper, paint brushes, paint (we used acrylic), fine sandpaper and masking tape.


First cut a piece of contact paper from the roll. I cut squares about 5″ x 5″ because that was about the size of shapes I knew I would be cutting.

Take a fine piece of sandpaper and lightly sand the shiny surface of the contact paper where you will be painting. Wipe off any dust. This step helps the paint adhere to the slick contact paper.

Since we are often VERY messy when we paint I taped a piece of wax paper to the table. Tape the piece of contact paper shiny(sanded) side up onto the wax paper.


Paint onto the contact paper square. Since my daughter is three I encouraged her to paint using lots of colors. I knew I would be cutting out Easter eggs so it really didn’t matter what or how she painted.


Allow the painting to dry completely. I think she painted about 10 of these squares.

Once the paint is completely dry take another square of contact paper the same size as your painting and peel off the paper backing. Cover your painting with the clear contact paper. Smooth out any bubbles.


Trace around any shape of your choosing. I used an egg and bunny for my template.


Cut out the shape


Carefully remove the paper backing. This takes some time —–make sure you are only removing the paper (the back of your painting should be sticky). If you use acrylic paint it is plastic enough that it has a tendency to peel away from the contact paper, so peel carefully! If it does peel away and it won’t stick back down just put a little glue stick between the layers.


Once you are finished stick your silhouettes to your window


from the outside looking in

from the inside looking out


I would encourage older kids to paint their own designs and then cut out. I can imagine huge flowers and birds! Nothing is sweeter than kid’s art!

Have fun!!

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  1. This is such of a cute idea! I’ll definetly have to try this with my girls. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I found your blog (the crayon wrap tutorial- I am making a few of these for our next plane trip!)and love your ideas!

    How did you get so many people involved in getting security blankets for little ones in China. We would love to do the same thing for our next trip to China to bring home our next little one- can you e-mail me privately about this? We are trying to collect blankets & cloth shoes but don’t know best way….

    I love your activities with for kids BTW- I’m always looking for fun things.


  3. Great stuff! Love this idea and will share with my sister’s children!

  4. I love this idea and now to go get some contact paper. 🙂

  5. I was looking for a fun Easter craft to go with my kids this weekend. This will be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. You are soo creative! I love the fact that you do so many fabulous crafts with your children! Where do you come up with the ideas??? I think we are going to have to try the window clings!
    Thanks for the creativity-boosters! 🙂


  7. How do you come up with so many brilliant ideas, woman? Gah! You astound me. And I think I have a roll of clear contact lurking somewhere under the wrapping paper.

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