Toddler Window "Stained Glass"
How we did it:
- contact paper (or clear shelf liner)
- tissue paper scraps
- permanent markers (e.g., sharpies)
- masking or painter's tape
First, I gathered my supplies. I decided to use a flower design. I made a quick template on card stock so they would all be about the same size and dimensions.
I traced my flowers onto the non-sticky side of the shelf liner with different colored sharpie pens. You could really do any shape. Use whatever your child is interested in: trucks, animals, spaceships, princess crowns, etc.
Next, I made tissue paper scraps. These stick easily to the shelf liner or contact paper. You could use any lightweight paper or craft item (pom poms, for example, work well).
I put the tissue paper scraps in a little container on the window sill, just below where I taped my shelf liner with the flower shapes.
I peeled off the paper backing on the shelf liner and, using painter's tape, secured the top and bottom of the shelf liner to a window.
I didn't even have to explain it to my little guy. He began to explore right away. In addition to putting the tissue paper scraps on the flowers, he spent some time pressing his hands onto the shelf liner, exploring the sticky feel of it.
Here are his finished "stained glass" creations.
We left them up to decorate our windows for a while. They look so colorful and pretty.