Creating a stained glass effect with tissue paper and contact paper…
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We used contact paper and tissue paper to make these “stained glass” Easter eggs last week. The process is easy and fun, and the results were really pretty.
I’ve seen contact paper used for all kinds of preschool crafts, but this was our first time using it. It was really neat. Contact paper comes on a roll, and can be found at most hardware stores. You can also order it from Amazon, along with all of the other materials needed for this project, right here from my site with the following links:
This is what we used to make our stained glass eggs:
- contact paper
- tissue paper
- coloured yarn
- scotch tape
How we made ‘em:
I started by cutting some large ovals out of the contact paper. Then I peeled the back off the contact paper, and placed these oval “eggs” sticky side up on the table. I used a couple of pieces of scotch tape to secure each egg to the table so they wouldn’t slip around as the hooligans worked on them.
Then the hooligans got busy completely covering their sticky eggs with the tissue paper and the yarn.
One thing to remember is that the side facing up will actually end up being the back of the egg, so if there are pieces that you want to see (when you hang your egg in a window), you’ll want to stick them down first, and then cover them up with tissue paper.
In the bottom-right shot of the above photo, you can see that the yarn was placed on top of the tissue paper. I realized that it wouldn’t show up once hung in the window, so I actually took a second piece of contact paper, and covered the top side of the egg as well, so yarn side could be the “good side”.
Then, tape it up in a sunny window, and see how the sunlight comes through the tissue paper, giving it the stained glass effect.
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