Friday, January 20, 2012

Stained Glass Window Valentines

 Our Valentine's Day crafting has begun! 

My oldest has been begging me for a few days now to make Valentines, so out came all the red and pink paper. 

Our first project was to make Stained Glass Window Valentines

Use contact paper and tissue paper to make these pretty stained glass window Valentines. This is such an easy Valentines craft for kids.

This project is so much fun and can be done by kids of all ages. Your toddler can easily make the tissue paper collages. Older kids can tackle the entire project from start to finish. My preschooler did everything except cutting the heart shape from the card stock.

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Supplies needed:
Card stock or other stiff paper
Scrapbook paper or other decorative paper
Tissue paper torn into small pieces

I did a bit of prep for this project by cutting heart shapes out of the card stock and scrapbook paper and also cutting the contact paper into small squares (large enough to cover the heart shape you cut). 

When cutting out the heart shapes I cut a piece of card stock and a piece of scrapbook paper at the same time, by placing them back to back. I wanted the heart shapes to be the same size and in the same location since we would be gluing them together later.

I taped the contact paper down to the table sticky side up and had the girls start layering the tissue paper bits. 

Taping down the contact paper is not necessary, but it is a big help! It will keep the contact paper from moving all over the place. 

Once the girls were finished with the tissue paper, we layered a second piece of contact paper over the top and trimmed the excess tissue paper from around the edges.

Using the glue stick, cover the piece of card stock with glue, paying close attention to the edges. 

Put your contact paper collage over the heart shape then layer the decorative paper over the top, lining up your heart shapes.

Now you have a lovely flat note card with room to add your own message. Make sure to hold it up to the light and see how pretty it is when the light shines through!

Have you started making Valentines yet?

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  1. These are really beautiful! I pinned this on my Valentine board! We made paint chip valentines and plan to make more kinds of valentines in the coming weeks!

  2. Oh I love this Idea! Am gonna have to try and make them! Super cute

  3. they came out great! I have something similar planned to make with the girls! :)

  4. Pretty! This one will be on our list of to dos!

  5. I love how these look! Definitely including this in my Valentine crafts with my little guy.

  6. Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase! :) These really did come out great!

  7. These came out really neat! Might have to try these with our new roll of contact paper! :) Visiting from the Sunday Showcase!

  8. I love these Valentines. Such a pretty look. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  9. Ooooh, very nice. I love the stained glass effect. They look great, thanks for sharing.

  10. YES, I am so glad to have found this post! I JUST got my Contact Paper in the mail TODAY!!! LO is already 4 years old, I hope she'll still get good creative use out of the roll! We'll start here...thank you

  11. These are fantastic! I love that even my toddler can make something beautiful to give for Valentine's Day. I've scheduled this for sharing on Facebook. :)

  12. love this! I was looking for a Valentine craft idea to enjoy with my youngest children and my grandchildren - and I believe I've found it! Your stained-glass hearts are beautiful :)

  13. hello! looks great. why am i so not crafty? i am the only one who doesn't know how u cut those so perfectly. u get a heart shape stencil and then use exacto knife? looks like u didn't fold the paper first.


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