The girls love making new ornaments for our Christmas tree.
In fact, if I ask them if they want to do a craft project, they usually tell me they want to make a new Christmas ornament.
One of our recent creations was our Stained Glass Window Ornament. This was so easy to make and are a perfect choice if you’re looking for a mess-free kids’ Christmas craft.
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Prep your project
In order to prep this project, I cut the window shapes out of the black construction paper. You’ll need two window cutouts for each ornament. If you double-up the paper and cut two at once, it will make it much easier to match up the two pieces in the end.
I taped down a piece of Contact Paper and placed the window pieces on it.
Each girl was going to make two stained glass window ornaments.
Make your Stained Glass Window Ornament
Now for the fun part!
The girls started applying the tissue paper. Don’t worry about covering up the black construction paper, we’ll take care of that part later.
My toddler, in particular, loved the stickiness of the Contact Paper. Not only was this a fun craft for her, but a great sensory experience as well.
She wouldn’t stop applying tissue paper until the entire piece of Contact Paper was covered.
After we were done with the tissue paper, we took the coordinating window pieces and lined them up with the ones already on the contact paper.
You will now have two window cutouts with tissue paper in between.
Finally, cover the entire project with a second sheet of contact paper.
Cut out each window, punch a hole in the top and add a string for hanging on the tree. Voila, it’s done!
Now, we have a beautiful Stained Glass Window Ornament hanging on our tree.
Do you have any fun and simple ideas for Christmas ornaments? I’m running out of ideas!
*Special note: This post was originally published in 2011. It’s a timeless activity that’s been updated for this year.
You may also like one of these Christmas crafts:
Countdown to Christmas
If you’re anything like me, I know you’re looking for fun family activities to do this Christmas. But, not just anything. I’m not looking for elaborate and I’m definitely not looking for something that would require a million trips to the craft store.
That’s why I just love Countdown to Christmas – 24 Activities, Crafts, and Recipes to Countdown to Christmas by Cerys Parker from Rainy Day Mum. The activities are simple (you won’t find anything elaborate) and definitely fun. They’re perfect for families. And, they’re perfect for the advent season.
This fabulous resource for Christmas family fun can be purchased here. Take a peek, you’ll love it!