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Paper plate tissue paper window

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Paper plate stained glass window

Paper plate stained glass window

We enjoyed making the tissue paper stained glass windows soooo much that Ted wanted to make more and more of them and we thought we would see how they worked using a paper plate as a frame, and here it is. We got out all of our tissue paper in lots of wonderful colours and I encouraged Ted to think about which colours he would like to choose to put together and how thick he might make the strips. He decided with this round frame that it would look good to have the strips hanging below the frame.  They look lovely and move when they strips catch a draft. It was our village toddler group this morning and Ted and his friends made lots of beautiful and colourful paper plate windows, which they proudly displayed in windows round the room.

 

 

 

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Coloured tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • Brush or glue spreader
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Thread or string
  • Cello-tape

How we made them

  1. I cut out the centre of a large paper plate to create a round frame for the window
  2. Rip tissue paper into long strips
  3. Glue around edge of the back of the plate frame
  4. Place tissue paper across frame and press onto glued frame
  5. When finished wait to dry then cello-tape onto back of plate frame so it can be hung in a window
Glue back of paper plate

Glue back of paper plate

Rip paper into strips

Rip paper into strips

Glue tissue paper strips onto back of plate

Glue tissue paper strips onto back of plate

Glue tissue paper strips onto back of plate

Glue tissue paper strips onto back of plate

Tape wool onto back of frame

Tape wool onto back of frame

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