Making Transparencies

making transparencies, dragonfly toys

To start making transparencies, you will need the following items:

  • Coloured/Black Card (approx 170gsm)
  • Tissue Paper - Click here to see tissue paper, or Silk Paper
  • Tracing Paper
  • Glue
  • Sharp scissors

Window Transparency

Start by making a frame for your Window Transparency. Cut a shape and then cut out a big window in the frame and fill it with several colours of tissue paper. This can be done in two ways.

1. You can use some of the frame as a silhouette, and coloured tissue can be added behind, as in the picture below with the trees.

transparency, craft, kite paper

2. Use one sheet of transparent paper and stick layers tissue paper on, to create a background.

If you're really adventurous, you can create the characters using coloured card and then stick onto background.

If you would like more transparency ideas, click here

For craft ideas throughout the year, click here


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