We have tried a couple of different versions.
Here’s what you’ll need: black construction paper or a thick sharpie (these result in two different looks), tissue paper in various colors, and clear contact paper.
note: I found clear contact paper at my grocery store with the shelf liners.
A very simple and fun project — the whole way through!
For Trevelyn’s dimorphodon (his choice) I traced a page of a coloring book. Older children can do this themselves, if they choose.
For the others is the most fun way of all – find out what your little artist has an interest in creating, and cut out a few basic shapes accordingly. Triangles, circles, squares, and long straight and curvy strips.
No need to cut out the center with a utility knife –
Peel off the back of your contact paper, and either tape your contact paper down sticky-side up onto the table, or fold under your corners to hold the paper in place.
Lay out the design with the construction paper strips.
If the babes would like to tear the bits themselves, then give them larger pieces to tear, if not (some don’t like to – like Maddie) then tear wrinkled bits for them. Wrinkles and layers make it pretty!You can lift your art up and hold it to a window to look for patches and see how it’s coming along.
then you don’t need to put another piece of contact paper over the bits of tissue (to cover it) – just stick it directly to the window.