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My house still says it is spring, but the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and my five-year-old say it is fall. Yikes. Time to pull out some autumn and Halloween decorations!

Back in April I posted a recipe to make your own window gel clings. The ones we made in April caught the warm rays from the sun all spring and summer until my five-year-old declared that it was time to start decorating for Halloween.

Discover how to make your own Halloween window gel clings with 3 kitchen ingredients. Nontoxic, squishy, festive, colorful fun the kids will love!

Please note: This is the first time I have EVER decorated my house for Halloween. You are witnessing something special here, folks 🙂 I’m usually much lazier than this. Last year my son wanted to decorate our house so bad, so I sent him to the neighbor’s house to help them decorate their house for Halloween instead. I didn’t get off so easy this year 🙂

Make Halloween Window Gel Clings

We used orange, black, red, and green food coloring this time. We used the gel food coloring instead of the regular food coloring we used last time, and I can honestly say I didn’t notice a difference. Both work just fine. I left out the glitter this time around. It will probably come back out for our winter/Christmas themed jellies 🙂

Discover how to make your own Halloween window gel clings with 3 kitchen ingredients. Nontoxic, squishy, festive, colorful fun the kids will love!

We had four cookie cutters – a ghost, a pumpkin, a cat, and a bat. The window jellies turned out wonderful and the kids loved playing in the leftovers. The gelatin is cold and squishy – a great sensory experience for the kiddos!

Discover how to make your own Halloween window gel clings with 3 kitchen ingredients. Nontoxic, squishy, festive, colorful fun the kids will love!

Discover how to make your own Halloween window gel clings with 3 kitchen ingredients. Nontoxic, squishy, festive, colorful fun the kids will love!

Also, don’t look too close at my dirty windows! They are clean on the inside, I swear. And if I clean the outside, they just get dirty again and that’s not good enough for me!

Be sure to check out my previous post for the entire easy how-to and enjoy!

Discover how to make your own Halloween window gel clings with 3 kitchen ingredients. Nontoxic, squishy, festive, colorful fun the kids will love!

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By | 2017-02-27T22:04:16+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Art, Halloween, Science|29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Kym Thorpe October 4, 2014 at 2:17 am - Reply

    It would never have occurred to me to make my own window clings – neat idea!! thanks for linking it up to the virtual fridge!

    • Crystal October 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Love all that you have going on, too!

  2. Audrey Humaciu October 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    How do these hold up in direct sun and heat? I only want them to last a month, but I am in an area with beating sun.

    • Crystal October 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      That’s a great question! We always stick them in our southern facing window that gets lots of sun and they stick just fine. Portland isn’t particularly hot most of the time, though 🙂 I would love to hear how it works when you give it a try.

  3. Nichole Halliday October 6, 2014 at 5:57 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried to make these but imagine they’d feel quite unique. Adding these to my to-do list!

    • Crystal October 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      They do feel nice and cold and squishy! My kids always love playing in the leftovers after we get the pretty ones on the windows 🙂

  4. Michelle Willow October 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    This looks very fun! And effective on windows. Thank you for sharing it on Best Toys for Toddlers FB page. 🙂

    • Crystal October 6, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Love all the fun things you have going on as well 🙂

  5. Eileen Teo October 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    This is very interesting and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us #pintorials

  6. Crystal October 8, 2014 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Thank you! They are especially beautiful in our southern facing windows during the winter-such magical reflections flood our front room 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Louisa October 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This is a fantastic idea. I will definitely try this out. Thank you for sharing #pintorials

    • Crystal October 10, 2014 at 2:34 am - Reply

      So glad you like it! Give it a try and let me know how it turns out 🙂

  8. Carrie October 11, 2014 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Oh, how neat! I love the idea of making your own clings! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    • Crystal October 11, 2014 at 1:17 am - Reply

      Thank you! They are definitely one of our favorite activities to do each season 🙂

  9. Tina Pease October 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I may have totally missed it but is this just jello?

    • Crystal October 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      I guess you could say it’s a version of Jell-o! It’s made with unflavored gelatin. Edible, but not very tasty! As some sugar and fruit flavoring and you’ve got yourself some Jell-o 🙂

  10. otilia stocks October 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    what a cool craft! i bet my girls will enjoy it too!
    thank you for linking up with the #pinitparty

  11. What a great idea, I can see my kids messing with the leftovers for forever.

    • Crystal October 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Yes, it’s SUCH a fun sensory experience! It’s cold and squishy, and edible, too!

  12. Melissa August 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    This looks SOOO cool!

  13. Marie September 2, 2015 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Thank you for linking up to the Learn and Play Link Up! This is a really great resource and we have featured you in this weeks link up!

  14. Claire September 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    What a cute idea, I bet this recipe whould be great for all sorts of shapes.. I think I’d love to have a go at making flowers and hearts with the girls, they’d look great on their bedroom windows! Thankyou for linking this up with #busydoinglife, it’s great to have you!

  15. Jo September 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! One to add to our craft list. #busydoinglife

  16. Linda S September 8, 2015 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I thinks I’ll use this idea for making fall leaves as we decorate for the season. Thanks for the tutorial!

  17. Tina September 9, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I bought something like this in the past, and didn’t realise it was easy to make them on our own! It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Toddler Fun Friday 🙂

  18. SuperMom September 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I would love to make these for my daughter’s Halloween Bat inspired Birthday party and give as favors. I plan to put them on transparency paper or something like it and wrap up lightly. How long will these last on the window? I read how they thin and dry, so will they last the couple of weeks through Halloween?

    • Crystal September 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Hm, that may be tricky. I have never tried to transport them and I’m not sure how they will hold up. They stay squishy on the window for a few days, up to a week. After that they get thin and dry, but they still look really cool on the window and reflect the sunshine in the shape and color of the window gel. You may want to try to make them first and try transporting them like you plan to for the party and see how they hold up. If they fall apart you may want to consider making glow-in-the dark bat window gels instead? They are a lot more hardy: https://sciencekiddo.com/glow-in-the-dark-window-gel-clings/

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