Faux Stained Glass Pumpkin Window Hanger
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
This fun pumpkin project looks very pretty hanging in a sunny window! It's easy to put together for kids of any age.
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What you'll need:
- Yellow and orange tissue paper
- 1 sheet heavy weight clear self-stick laminating film (recommended: Con-Tact paper)
- 1 sheet black construction paper
- 12" length of yarn
- Suction cup window hanger
- Glue stick
How to make it:
- Tear tissue paper into strips, then cut or tear into squares. (See photo.)
- Peel back half of the backing from the laminating film, leaving the other half still protected. Fold over the backing to keep out of the way.
- Place tissue paper squares onto sticky side of laminating film, making about an 8-inch circle. Be sure to alternate colors and keep them close together, overlapping is fine too.
- Carefully peel the backing off the other side of the laminating film, then fold that film over onto the exposed tissue paper pieces, sandwiching them between the films. Press out any air bubbles. Trim any overlapping film off. (See photo.)
- Fold construction paper in half cut out pumpkin shape using the pattern provided. This should yield two identical pumpkins because the construction paper was folded. (See photo.)
- Place the construction paper pumpkin onto the tissue paper-decorated film. Trace around the pumpkin with a pen and cut out shape with scissors, trimming the film about ¼" smaller than your tracing. (See photo.)
- Fold the yarn in half creating a loop. Use a glue stick to attach the open ends of that yarn onto one of the black paper pumpkin stems. Cover the rest of the pumpkin shape with glue stick. (See photo.)
- Place the tissue papered film onto the pumpkin, pressing down to secure, then run a glue stick around the second pumpkin shape and press down on top. (See photo.)
- Hang in a sunny window.
- When receiving birthday gifts for your child, be sure to save the tissue papers from the gift bags to recycle in projects such as this
- Suction cup hangers are available at your local craft supply store, usually in multi-packs.
- Save scraps of construction paper to use in mosaics.