One of my favourite crafts to do with my girls is creating “stained glass” decorations using tissue paper and sticky-back plastic. It takes a little time to set up but is a lovely simple craft for the girls to do and can be adapted to fit different themes and season. This time, we made a Christmas tree and star to decorate the windows for Christmas.
You will need:
- A large piece of black card (we used two A4 sheets taped together)
- Sticky-back plastic (contact paper)
- Small pieces of coloured tissue paper
Draw the shape of the tree or star on a large piece of black card. Cut out the shape and then cut out a smaller shape inside to produce the outline of the tree or star shape with a thick border all around.
Place the cardboard shape on a piece of sticky-back plastic (sticky-side up). Cover with small pieces of coloured tissue paper. We used various shades of green for the tree, red for the pot and yellow for the star. Once the shape is completely covered with tissue paper, cover it with a second piece of sticky-back plastic and trim around the edges.
Once the shape is finished you can use tape or sticky-tack to fix it to a window. We used the trimmed off pieces of sticky-back plastic to fix ours to the French doors.