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Kids' Art Window Charms | Kids' Painting Ideas

Kids' Art Window Charms

Total Time Needed: Afternoon Or Evening

Even the snowiest of winter days looks cheerier with these brightly colored charms hanging in the window. Your child can draw geometric designs, her cat, herself -- whatever strikes her fancy. They make great kids' room decorations and lovely homemade gifts for moms and grandparents.


  • 3-inch round lid
  • Shrinky Dink Frosted Ruff 'N Ready sheets
  • Permanent markers
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Monofilament or clear elastic beading cord
  • Beads


  1. For each charm, trace the lid onto a sheet of Shrinky Dink. Then draw designs in the circles with the markers.
  2. Cut out the charms, then punch a hole in the top and bottom of each.
  3. Follow the package directions to bake the charms.
  4. Cut a length of the monofilament (ours was 20 inches) and knot one end (this will be the bottom). Add 2 beads, then string the monofilament through the holes of a charm. Add another bead, then another charm, and so on, until all the charms have been strung. Add a final bead, then tie the end into a loop for hanging.