From an art store we bought some black construction paper, lots of colored tissue paper and some clear sticky back paper. We then let the children cut the tissue paper into shapes and set them aside. Next we took the black construction paper, folded it gently in half being careful to not make a heavy crease (you will not want a crease to show when you finish your creation). We then took a metal pie pan and laid it on the folded paper so it made the diameter of a circle. The little ones needed a little help to draw around the pan and cut out the hole but he older children could do it themselves. Afterwards, we flattened the construction paper and mounted it on the clear sticky-back paper with just a little edge of sticky all around the construction paper. If constructing a mobile to be hung the edge of sticky edge isn't needed. The children then filled the hole in the center with the pretty pieces of tissue paper.
The resulting stained glass creation could be mounted on a window to create a beautiful effect when the sun comes through or hung as a mobile from the ceiling. For your own project, be creative ... think of other shapes, colors and uses for a beautiful transparent mosaic...hang several together to move as a mobile...many ways to enjoy a fun rainy day project.