This sensory-related art experience results in beautiful “stained-glass” leaves to brighten any window on a fall day. It’s a perfect activity for toddlers through early elementary school-age kids using simple household materials. An adult’s help will be needed for parts of the project.


What You Need

  • red, yellow and orange tissue paper
  • contact paper
  • scissors
  • painter’s tape
  • glue stick
  • clear tape


What You Do

  1. Cut the tissue paper into square-ish shapes that measure about 1.5 inches.
  2. Cut the contact paper into two square-ish shapes that measure about 6 inches.
  3. Remove the backing from one square of contact paper and mount it sticky-side-up on a hard surface using painter’s tape to hold down the edges.
  4. This is where toddlers will have a blast: place random squares of tissue paper on the sticky contact paper to create a collage of fall color.
  5. Remove the backing from the second square of contact paper and lay the second square over the first, so that the tissue paper is sealed between the two pieces of contact paper.
  6. Cut the contact paper into a leaf shape. If needed, glue the edges of the leaf shape together using a glue stick.
  7. Using clear tape, hang the leaf in a sunny window to enjoy the fall color.



Stepping Stone School is the largest privately-owned childcare provider in Central Texas. Locally owned and operated since 1979, the Paver family has grown the company to 20 locations. Stepping Stone School has been named Best in Childcare by the readers of Austin Family Magazine for 20 years.

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