Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Stained Glass" Shamrocks

Toddlers love working with glue, but it takes them awhile to figure out the whole "glue first, then stick" process of pasting things on paper. This project lets them experience the fun of pasting without the hassle of glue!

You'll need:

shamrock template (download one here)
green tissue paper

1. Print out a shamrock template (if needed), and trace or draw a shamrock on the contact paper.

2. Peel the backing off the contact paper and tape it to the table sticky side up.

3. Cut or tear off bits of tissue paper and let your child stick them on the contact paper.

4. When your child is finished, press down on the tissue paper to make sure it stays in place, then carefully cut out the shamrock shape.

Hang it in the window and enjoy!


  1. I love these :) They work for all seasons, and if you're brave enough ...glitter adds a little sparkle.

  2. This is such a great project - simple yet effective! I love all the different greens together. I blogged about a similar stained glass tissue effect habit it's much more complicated for little ones to do! Would you mind if I linked from my blog to yours? Http://

    1. Go right ahead Nikki. The butterflies are fun!

  3. oh yes, absolutely stealing this for my messy 1 year old! Thanks for the idea and pretty blog, btw!