"You are so creative!" I have heard that phrase constantly since I was little. DIY, Refashioning, Crafting, Sewing, Woodworking. I love it all! Now I have a place to keep my favorite projects or ideas organized and share them with you!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Cross

It's not too often I find a craft project that all three of my kids are able to do all on their own levels, with minimal mess, and awesome results.

I am in LOVE with this project.
We had a rainy day outside today, so plenty of time to work on it.

I don't know why I didn't know about this before this year. I guess I was thinking in my mind that this was the old wax paper and iron project, and skipped it. IT'S NOT.
I know my three kids are not ready for working with an iron.

Anyway.. did I mention I LOVE this project. Well I do, ever so much!!
I want to give credit to Frills Fluff and Trucks where I found the idea, pinned to Pinterest of course.
Clear contact paper
(we got ours at Dollar Tree)
Colored tissue paper
(we save tissue from birthday parties and Christmas, yes even other kids birthday parties you can find me folding piles of this stuff  to take home.)
Black Construction Paper, or another color is fine.

How to:
Cut out a rectangle of construction paper.
Peel off the backing and tape the contact paper rectangle sticky side up to the counter. I secured ours with tape on the four corners.

 Use black construction paper strips make an outline of a cross. I did this part for my 2 year old, but my 7 year old can have fun creating her own cross outline which will make the project more challenging for her. For my 4 year old I put part of the cross up there with some missing pieces, and gave him the right length pieces he would need to finish the shape, and he could finish it like a puzzle from there.
That is how this project challenged each child on their own level.

Then cut out or rip small pieces of tissue paper. Then you cover the inside of the cross with the tissue paper. Overlapping is fine. The goal is to cover the entire inside of the cross. The tissue will easily stick to the contact paper. No glue, no mess, no irons.

Once the center of the cross shape is covered. I carefully cut around the cross outline leaving a half of an inch or so of contact paper boarder.

That boarder now becomes the tape you use to stick your masterpiece to the window.

They look so cool!

You can make eggs, flowers, whatever shape you want.
I can't wait to see what my daughter decides to make after school today.

Update!!! I knew my creative girl would not dissapoint me. I was not allowed to see until she was finished. Here are her creations.

She started with the bunny, then made the sun, the egg and the next day made the chick.

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  1. Thank you so much for this idea...I've used the cross shape for Sunday School, and made a smaller star shape for Christmas at school. It was very easy for the kids to do, and so pretty. We didn't add a black border and it turned out fine.

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  3. You really have a good idea here and we also can play this game with our families and friends.People can do a lots of fun with Paper tissue.