This simple, low cost project creates beautiful Tissue Paper Windows -perfect for hanging in any sunny spot.
- Tissue Paper in many colors
- Wax paper (from the pantry or grocery store)
- Glue sticks
- Colorful tape, such as blue masking tape
- Single Hole Punch
- Tear off a long sheet of wax paper. You want to a sheet of wax paper twice as long as you would like your finished window. I use about 2 feet of wax paper per window.
- Help your little artist cut shapes from the tissue paper. If you artist is not mature enough for scissors, then cut many squares (1-2 inches) and rectangles from the tissue paper before you begin.
- Encourage your little artist to cover one side of the wax paper with the tissue paper squares and/or shapes. Layer colors and try to fill up the entire space.
- When your little artist has finished gluing, fold the wax paper sheet in half, with the tissue paper collage sandwiched inside.
- Seal the edges using the tape. You can also use the tape to create a even border for the window (see images below).
- Punch a hole in the tissue paper window and hang in a sunny spot.
Before or after your tissue paper windows project, read the book Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story by Elisa Kleven together with your little artist.