We made tissue paper stained glass the other day, before our beach trip, mostly because I had a big batch of liquid starch that we needed to use (from when we made salt paint).
The idea for this tissue paper stained glass craft is from MaryAnn Kohl’s great book, Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children.
Basically I went through the book looking for any activities that used liquid starch. I came up with quite a list! Who knew you could do so much with the stuff!
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Craft for Kids
- Wax paper
- Colored tissue paper (not bleeding)
- Liquid starch (you can find this in the laundry section of the grocery or drug store)
1. First Maia tore up some colored tissue paper into small pieces. This part is fun for little kids! You could also cut the tissue paper into geometric shapes or something if you wanted to…
2. Next, Maia made her tissue paper stained glass with the tissue paper and liquid starch on wax paper. She helped tape down a sheet of waxed paper to use as the base for the stained glass. Then she brushed the liquid starch all over the waxed paper, set a piece of tissue paper on the liquid starch-covered piece of wax paper, then brushed more liquid starch over the piece.
She continued adding layers of liquid starch and colored tissue paper until her waxed paper was covered with the colored tissue paper scraps.
3. Let it dry.
4. After the tissue paper stained glass dried, we hung it in the window to let the sun shine through.
This might be my favorite stained glass project yet!
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