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Printable Vinyl Window Cling Storyboard

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Make your own personalized vinyl window clings that your child can use to make stories on the car window while you travel.
You can keep your child busy in the backseat rearranging the scene and the stories forever!

This is a great project for art-challenged types like myself.

Materials:
Ink Jet printable static vinyl cling paper
Ink Jet Printer
Clip Art and Personal photos collection
Small Photo Album (storage of the clings)

The hardest part of this project is trying to photograph the results on the window.
 
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Step 1: Step 1:Layout

Setup your new image equal to the size of your vinyl cling paper. In this case 8.5 X 11 inches was perfect. Take a collection of clip art your child loves and lay it out on the page.

Be aware that vinyl cling paper feeds differently in various printers. It is a good idea to avoid taking images right to the top edge until you know how your printer will feed.

Step 2: Step:2 Sizing

Picture of Step:2 Sizing
Along with basic storyboard elements, you may want to make dress up items for the characters. Using a transparent layer, paste and selection tools will allow you to overlay items and size them up or down to match. 

It is good to remember that little hands (three to seven years old) will be handling these clings. If you make items smaller than 1.5 inches it will be hard for them to paste them on the windows because the cling will curl at the edges slightly. 

Step 3: Step 3:Get in the story!

Picture of Step 3:Get in the story!
Kids love to be part of the tale. So paste them into the artwork wherever you can.  In our house the story is called "Kathryn and the Three Bears". 

Include pictures of everybody in the family - paste Dad's head onto a superhero, Mom can be the Queen. The possibilities are endless.

Note: You should only get worried if it seems every story ends with Dad in the mouth of the T-Rex!
bajablue2 years ago
I love this 5 star idea. Good luck!!!
Neuronscream (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you!
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