The littles and I have been busy covering our windows with these stained glass like tissue paper…things. (Sorry I’ll have to work on a better name then that I know!) I was inspired by a very cute fish tank that was made in the same way in The Usborne book of Art Ideas (Fiona Watt and contributions by Amanda Barlow and Non Fig.) There are so many cool activities in this book and I suggest taking a look at it. We checked our copy out from the library, which I also suggest doing if you can before buying an art or activity book. It’s good to know if the book will be something that you see getting a lot of use from. I plan on ordering this book for our little home library very soon. Right, on with the crafting.
Plastic grocery bag, cut into a large rectange
tissue paper in assorted colors
- Cut the grocery bag out and then tape it down to your work surface.
- Into a small cup mix equal parts glue and water.
- Cover the entire plastic with the glue/water mixture.
- Cut or tear your tissue paper and stick these onto the glued plastic bag. (We used torn paper and hearts.) You don’t have to cover the plastic completely, that will be done in the next step.
- Tear larger pieces of tissue paper out. (We used only one color for these for contrast.)Place the large tissue paper pieces on top of the glue/water liquid and tissue cut outs that are already there. Cover the plastic so that there is no plastic or tissue shapes showing.
- Cover the tissue paper with more of the glue/water liquid. Try to pat this on, brushing might tear the tissue.
- Once you have coated this completely let it dry.
- After this is completely dry(it takes about two to three hours) you can carefully peel the tissue paper away from the plastic bag and you are left with the lovely tissue paper art for your window.