Valentine craft for toddlers: Oil and paper “stained glass” window decoration

Oil and Paper Window Garland


Why should school-aged kids have all the Valentine's Day fun? Katie's simple heart window garland leaves plenty of room for free-form toddler play.

I love her description of the process:

When on the table this craft looks a little like you set some fries on your art project but when I hung them in the window Ta-Da! They look beautiful! The oil makes the paper translucent, letting the light through sort of like stained glass.

Read the full how-to at A Childhood List: Oil and Paper Window Garland

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  1. says

    When I was in 3rd or 4th grade, we did something similar. We were all given printed pages that had a stained glass design on the, and we colored them in with crayons or markers (I forget which), and then we brushed oil over the entire page.

  2. says

    This is exactly what my daughter did.She hang their work art
    in our window to let know our neighbors “love is in the air”.