The kids and I made flower sun-catchers this morning. We've used this contact-paper / tissue technique for other projects before, but this is the first time I made hanging art this way. They really turned out beautiful, especially in the light (the photos I got just didn't quite capture how cool these look).
First we tore up some colored tissue paper and stuck them to clear contact sheets (we use Avery self-laminating sheets):
Once the contact paper was completely covered, I cut out flower shapes from the tissue-covered sheet as well as another contact sheet that had not yet been peeled:
Next I took a piece of thread (I used dental floss, but a piece of sewing thread would look more professional), threaded some colorful beads on the end, and placed it down the center of the flowers:
Then I stuck the other pieces of contact paper on top, tied the end to a straw (you can use a crafts stick, dowel, clothes hanger, etc..).
The kids loved dancing with these and looking at all the colors in the sunlight:
There is still snow on the ground outside, so maybe this craft will bring springtime along with it....