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.

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