Crafts don’t always have to involve messy paint or glue. Here’s a very simple craft you can do even with very small children to make fun, pretty window decorations for any holiday. This time, we made Halloween decorations with our new playgroup here in Illinois, but you can also take a look at the Christmas version we made last year: No Mess Christmas Ornaments.
Supplies You’ll Need:
Different colored tissue paper cut into small rectangles
Clear Contact Paper
Shapes to trace (Halloween cookie cutters work great but you could also print out Halloween shapes to make stencils)
Permanent Marker (to draw faces or outlines)
Trace a shape onto the contact paper and cut it out. Remove the backing from the contact paper and stick pieces of tissue paper to the contact paper until the entire shape is covered. The pieces of tissue paper can overlap each other, and you want to make sure the tissue paper overlaps the edges of your shape. Now cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than your shape and remove the backing. Stick the larger piece of contact paper onto your shape on top of the tissue paper to seal your decoration. Now use your scissors to trim off the excess contact paper and tissue paper from your original shape. If you want, you can use permanent markers to draw faces or outlines onto your finished decoration. Hang your decorations in the window for a fun, “stained glass” effect.