Hanukkah Window Clings Templates – Faux Stained Glass

Use these easy templates to make your own stained glass Hanukkah window clings templates! Decorate your home or give them as gifts – find more Hanukkah gift ideas here! Disclosure: this post contains commissioned links.

 

Make some fun DIY Hanukkah window clings witha super fun free printable template! This sweet Chanukah craft for kids and adults make great Hannukah decor

 

Contrary to what you might think when looking for Hanukkah crafts and activities, and finding the abundance of ideas out there, Hanukkah is NOT a major Jewish holiday.

 

On major Jewish holidays, Orthodox Jews totally unplug. We celebrate family meals, go to synagogue, don’t work, and don’t actively use any electronics.

On Hanukkah, we are permitted to work, use electronics, etc – we just have extra traditions we do, such as lighting the Menorah nightly, eating fried foods – such as these golden potato latkes, and giving the kids “Hanukkah gelt” – money or other gifts and incentives for studying Torah and living by our traditions. We also tend to throw big family get-togethers, parties, and other fun events.

 

 

While most holidays are more dinner-focused – we’ll cook huge sit-down meals twice for every day of our holiday – Hanukkah is more “casual”, you can say, leaving me more room for creativity.

For this reason alone, I absolutely love Hanukkah.

While browsing through my blog, you’ll find lots more ideas for Hanukkah than any other Jewish holiday because I have the time for creativity.

I do have a blog dedicated to Jewish motherhood – Beyond the Balagan – so if you’re looking for more ideas for more of the holidays, definitely check it out! You can check out my full list of Hanukkah crafts and decorations as well.

Meanwhile, I hope you have fun with these DIY Hanukkah window clings!

 

 

You can use Hanukkah window clings in two ways. Either, do what I do and place them on a window or mirror where you’d like them to be.

 

Or, turn them into actual faux stained glass art! I’m in middle of creating a gallery wall in my living room (and yes, eventually, I’ll share a tutorial when I’m done) but since I haven’t finished working out the photographs on the wall, I decided to put some seasonal placeholders.

 

Until I got my photos loaded. I placed them on the glass of an empty frame, with the back removed. You may need to glue the glass in place.

You can use this as a permanent seasonal gallery wall, replacing your window clings seasonally, or just make a single frame or two for the holidays.

 

If you’re framing them, you can layer them on a mantel as well. The Hanukkah stained glass templates include modern imagery for a dreidel, a menorah, a star of David, as well as the word Chanukah written out in Hebrew.

 

 

To make this Hanukkah stained glass, I used PLAID Gallery Glass paints and Simulated Liquid Leading that I received free of charge in the hopes I’ll craft with them and share with you. You can get a holiday-themed beginner set here – I used the colors from this set.

 

 

The window clings are translucent when finished, so be aware of that if you plan to place them on a wall painted a darker color.

 

 

Download your free printable stained glass Hanukkah window clings template below:

 

 

 

What you need to make Hanukkah window clings:

 

How to make Hanukkah window clings:

 

1. Place your blank over the template you plan to trace.

 

 

2. Trace your stencil outline with the liquid leading. Allow it to dry overnight. Tip: the more complex the design, the harder this stage will be.

 

3. Fill your spaces with an even layer of window color.

 

Use a toothpick to make sure your color goes all the way to the simulated leading. Any holes can weaken your project and make it tear when you pull it off.

Fill in all the holes on your artwork. Keep in mind that the color turns translucent and looks darker when it dries.

 

4. Allow your Hanukkah window clings to dry completely before removing them from the blank. Dry time will depend on your environment, so test it and remove it slowly, waiting longer if needed.

 

Place your Hanukkah window clings wherever you’d like them to be, and enjoy seeing them all Hanukkah long!

 

 

Click for your free printable stained glass Hanukkah window clings templates! This super fun Hanukkah craft for kids is a great way to celebrate the Jewish holidays.

 

Get the Hanukkah Coloring Bundle for Adults for some nostalgic coloring fun!

 

Print the instructions for these Hanukkah Window Clings below:

Hanukkah Window Clings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Make this beautiful Hanukkah window clings and stained glass gallery wall art!

Instructions

1. Place your blank over the template you plan to trace.

2. Trace your stencil outline with the liquid leading. Allow it to dry overnight. Tip: the more complex the design, the harder this stage will be.

3. Fill your spaces with an even layer of window color. Use a toothpick to make sure your color goes all the way to the simulated leading. Any holes can weaken your project and make it tear when you pull it off. Fill in all the holes on your artwork. Keep in mind that the color turns translucent and looks darker when it dries.

4. Allow your Hanukkah window clings to dry completely before removing them from the blank. Dry time will depend on your environment, so test it and remove it slowly, waiting longer if needed.

Place your Hanukkah window clings wherever you'd like them to be, and enjoy seeing them all Hanukkah long!

  

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Find More Hanukkah Crafts and Activities Below:

These Hanukkah window clings were made as part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs Hanukkah blog hop. .

Hanukkah for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our fourth annual Hanukkah for Kids blog hop! Be sure to visit all the participating blogs for create ways to share this special time of year with kids. Plus you can find all these and more on our Hanukkah Pinterest board! (And don’t miss last year’s blog hop, 2016, and 2015!)

Participating Blogs

All Done Monkey on Multicultural Kid Blogs: The Ultimate List of Hanukkah Crafts for Kids
Moms & Crafters: Hanukkah Window Clings – Faux Stained Glass (you’re here!)
Melibelle in Tokyo: Channukah and a Case for Light
Coffee and Carpool: 8 Days of Hanukkah Kindness Activities
Mommy Evolution: Hanukkah Books for Preschoolers
Juggling with Kids: Personalized Dreidel Gifts

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