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Tutorial: decorate the windows of a child's room with chalk markers

Tutorial: decorate the windows of a child's room with chalk markers

During the holidays, finding an occupation that captivates children for a while without getting noisy or creating disorder is a miracle! However, we have the solution with this activity: what if we decorated the windows with chalk markers? However, a few sheets of paper and chalk markers are enough to keep children entertained for several hours. Between the drawing stage and the realization of the decorations on the windows, there is something to occupy them, not to mention that they will be proud to have decorated their room with their own hands. The icing on the cake, these works are ephemeral, can be removed with water and can be renewed as soon as the imperatives of the season (or your nerves) make it necessary!

Equipment

- Paper and markers for drawing (or what to print models found on the internet) - Repositionable scotch tape (crepe scotch or masking tape) - One or more chalk markers (Posca or Uni) - A cloth to remove burrs

Budget: 5 euros Duration: it all depends on the size of your windows! Age of children: from 6 years old

Steps

1. Print the models or have the children draw on sheets of paper.



2. Fix them with repositionable tape on the outside of the glass, the drawings towards you. You can cut the sheet to separate the different patterns and create a composition, or even duplicate elements by moving the sheet as many times as necessary.



3. Shake the chalk felt and start the flow of the liquid chalk on a rough sheet. Draw on the glass (interior side) following the contours of the drawings. Attention on the double glazing, it is essential not to move so as not to change the angle of view during work, the drawing would risk splitting or the contours of not matching.

4. If you wish, move the sheets on the back of the glass to make the same drawing several times. You can choose a random placement or opt for a frieze or pattern that repeats regularly.

Note: If you prefer that the drawings are more visible from the outside than from the inside, it is better to draw on the outside of the glass, and then use special markers that are water resistant and only peel off. using a specific cleaner. In this case, avoid inscriptions or patterns whose "meaning" is important, otherwise you will have to trace them backwards so that they appear in place from the outside!

Finally

Once you understand the principle, the possibilities are endless! After the animals, you can move on to the birthday, Christmas or Easter decorations, or to the most varied themes according to children's tastes: space, forest, sea… It is also a great way to unleash children's creativity without wasting tons of paper! Did you like this tutorial? Send us photos of your beautiful window decorations via our Facebook page, and find other ideas on our Pinterest!