Hey all! Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving Break and are prepping for the holidays! YAY! How about a new idea for students to create gifts for their loved ones? I know I was always looking for new ideas each year that don’t cost a ton to do, don’t take too much time away from instruction, and are cute. 😉 I just might have a solution: Snowflake Window Clings!
These are SUPER easy to make! Read through the directions and then I have a bonus freebie at the bottom for how to pull it all in together!
First, grab some baggies, puffy paint in a variety of colors, and your template (or the free download at the bottom of this post for the student projects). I just did a search for free snowflake templates online. The best size is 4-5 inches big when printed out.
Insert your template into the baggie, shake your paint well, and apply liberally. The trick is to make sure the lines are pretty thick, otherwise they might tear when removing from the bag the next day. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours even though the bottle says 4 hours.
What it looks like when dry the next day!
Peel and stick!
Now for the student gift ideas! I have a bonus freebie! Simply download this fun little printable that has a snowflake poem on it, cut it out, and have students write their name on their page before slipping inside a sandwich baggie. Then, have each child use the paint to create their own unique snowflake without a pattern over the white box on top of the baggie. Allow to dry as usual.
Then, simply wrap the baggie carefully with wrapping paper (don’t remove the cling – they can do that after opening), add a bow and a gift tag, and send on home for under the tree.
Something different, something easy, and something cute! All bases are covered! YAY! PS – this is a fun project to do with your own kids at home too. They turn out super nice and stick to the window great!