This is actually a very old craft idea which I only just realised was sitting in drafts. I thought I had published it ages ago. One of our favourite craft for young children s to make stained glass windows using contact paper and tissue. it is so simple and mess free and the results make a window look really pretty. At Christmas, I had made some Christmas light bulbs and they looked really lovely so for the twins birthday we thought we needed some bunting.
- black paper/card
- red and white tissue paper
- contact paper
I cut the black paper into triangles with a hole in them. I laid them on a long strip of contact paper. Top tip: fold the corners down to stick to the table so it doesn’t roll up.
I cut shapes out of the tissue paper for the twins to use to decorate the window. I cut stripes and dots.
They enjoyed filling the triangles with the tissue paper and making patterns.
Once finished, cut the triangles out and attach to the window. I use blue tack as it is easy to take off.
This creates such a lovely bright window and would be lovely at a party. You could pick any colour to match your room or a rainbow of colours would look so pretty.
Next time, I would give the children more ownership of the pattern and see what they can create.
After making this bunting, I realised it looked like the American flag. I thought it would be fun to make some 4th July bunting in a similar way using the red stripes we had already made. It turned out so cute!