Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman!

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We have entered the dreaded rainy season in Seattle.  And when I say it's the dreaded rainy season, the only thing dreadful about it, is that we get stuck inside for long periods of time.  Coming from Las Vegas, the rain is a very nice treat, even if it happens most the winter. We don't typically get tired of the rain until the tail end of it, which is nice!

I do feel like some days we run out of things to do inside though.  We play games, we color, we draw, we count, we cook, we nap, we watch movies...etc etc etc.  I am always looking for new things to add to our rainy day arsenal, so when Meredith from The unOriginal Mom posted in our Silhouette group about window cling vinyl I about peed myself with excitement!


And really when I bought the stuff for the faux stained glass activity I did with the kids recently, I was actually trying to find this stuff but I just wasn't looking in the right places!


To make your very own window cling scenes you are going to need to buy the window cling vinyl, I got mine from Amazon. After it arrived, I downloaded a few scenes from the Silhouette store.  Oh and I got a couple robot files too, because who doesn't love a robot?


The robots were awesome because all the pieces were interchangeable with each other.  And as soon as I put them on the window, Lucy was ready to go.


And she was here all morning doing these.  What I loved the most about this vinyl was that it also stuck to itself so the kids could design their robots also.


When I did the snow globe one and the fall scene, I was at a loss as to what color to use.  See the limitation with the window cling vinyl was that it only came in a few colors.  But after a few minutes of thinking, I decided to use regular vinyl on top of the window cling vinyl.  This way I was able to have lots of different colors, like the light brown of the fence post or the sparkly blue on the snow globe.  The down side to this though was that the window cling vinyl didn't stick to the regular vinyl, but we still made it work.  


I also have to tell you that one of the hardest things to do in life is take pictures of glass and things on glass. Getting the picture above were difficult so I moved my little snowman to a framed piece of glass which was equally as difficult to photograph as it was trying to get a picture of this on the window.  But in this fashion, I can change the backgrounds at any time so they fit in with the window clings!  Want your own snowman?  I'm giving you a free cut file that you can use!  Just click on the photo below!


I'm already thinking of doing a farm and maybe some dinosaurs, what other scenes can you think of?

31 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I know my son would love doing this with some dinosaurs and cars. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Dinosaurs and cars sounds like a super fun one to do! I might have to do a dino one too since my son is also obsessed!

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  2. This is awesome! I'm ordering some today. I have a sliding glass door near the kitchen and 2 toddlers to entertain. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Oh these would be perfect for that space! You could even do mustaches and glasses so that they could make "faces" haha

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  3. Fun idea! We lived in Seattle for a number of years when our girls were young, and we would look for things to do indoors, but same here in Colorado now when we have crazy cold days like today. One daughter would have liked wild animals and the other princesses. :)

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    1. What's funny is this activity would have been perfect when we lived in Las Vegas in the summer when it's too hot to play outside!

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  4. This is so fun! Lion King themed would be awesome!

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  5. Great idea! A fun craft idea to try!

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  6. This is SUCH a great idea! Off to check out the window cling vinyl right now!

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  7. Wow!! This is such a great idea! I never even knew this stuff existed! What a fabulous activity for a rainy day :) This will definitely come in handy! Thanks :)

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  8. I absolutely love this idea. My grandson would have fun with it too!

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  9. Clean, easy, and fun for the kids! Allows for so much creativity. Great idea.

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  10. This is so neat! My sister has HUGE floor to ceiling windows in her house and I KNOW my nephew would love this!

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  11. This is so nice! My kids would love something like this and it's great that you can make different things for different occasions.

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  12. This is a very cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. OMG My nieces (and I) would love this!

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    1. I have to admit, I find myself playing with them almost more than the kids lol

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  14. That looks so fun and creative! I love that they can mix and match and create the window pictures they want to create! Great idea!

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  15. Great ideas for the upcoming too-cold-to-play outdoors days ahead!

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  16. What a fun idea! We have reached the dreaded grey season out here in Ohio. I miss the blue skies! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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    1. You could make some fun "clear sky" scenes :)

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  17. This is so cute, and such a creative idea!

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  18. What a fabulous idea! I love all the window clings you made. I know a little boy that would love to have the snowman/Olaf cling. I 'm going to look into the vinyl window clings. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. What a great way for some fun creativity. I'm 46 and enjoy playing with window clings.

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    1. I agree! I find myself playing with them almost more than the kids! haha

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  20. How neat! That is nice that it sticks to itself. That is so much more practical when doing scenes, etc. Looks like the kids were having fun. And what a cute Olaf template! :)

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  21. CUTE! I know a three year old I'm looking for Christmas ideas...and this just solved that. One question...how do you store the clings - on the vinyl backing?

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    1. The best way to store them would be on the original vinyl backing then in a paper envelope. I believe that a zip lock will ruin the vinyl after awhile but I might be making that up. Currently I haven't had to store them yet because the kids keep playing with them so my front window is covered hahahhaa

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