These vellum stickers are easy and they really glow. (Can't seem to capture that in photographs, but they do glow when you stick 'em in the window, honest!)
This seems like it'd be a good kid's craft. They could do the stamping & cutting or just the colouring depending on their ages/abilities. Though the vellum is delicate when peeling so they might need help sticking them on the windows. :O)
Wyatt Builds a Snowman & Sarah Pulls Nicky and Otto & Snowballs stocked and Ready
that you might like for this project:
Winter Neighborhood (the house scene used here)
Not used here, but cute:
Letters to Santa
Other Winter stamps
Adhesive vellum (from an office supply store) I've used the Generations brand
Waterproof ink (or emboss images)
Step 1) Stamp the image: Stamp & cover images with embossing powder (I used Stazon & silver embossing powder)
(Please note: You could also just use a waterproof ink & no embossing. That'd be a good option for kids who may dislodge embossing with heavy colouring.)
If using heat embossing, heat the vellum very gently--pulling the heat gun away often. The vellum may bubble a little, but it will settle back down if it hasn't been too overheated. (You can place the cooled image under a stack of books to flatten)
Step 2) Colour the image: Markers behave wonderfully on the vellum. Copics are great & require no drying time. (You may need to allow extra drying time depending on what kind of colouring medium you use.) Bright colours seem to give the most bang when you put them up since the sunlight washes through and lightens whatever shades you use.
Step 3) Cut out the images & peel & stick to the window (or give as a gift.) Kids may need help peeling them & they seemed to leave no residue on the window, but like any adhesive product they may leave some residue with long term use.
Migraine Mel signing off...