I like to use window transparencies and stars to brighten our homeschooling room with a gentle Waldorf-inspired seasonal ambiance.
So, this autumn, I took the time to make my first really detailed window transparency. I used this book as a guide, but only as a general guide, as the book is in German.
If you’d like to make one of these transparencies, you first need to scan or copy the templates from the book (I enlarged the template a bit). Staple or tape the printout of the template frame to a piece of black card stock and carefully cut out the card stock template.
Cut out all the other template pieces from kite paper. You can either look at the photo of the transparency in the book for a color guide or translate the German words. Here is a list of colors in German to help get you started.
black - schwarz
white - weiß
red - rot
blue - blau
yellow - gelb
green - grün
orange - orange
purple - lila
pink - rosa
brown - braun
Cover the back of your card stock template with a light colored piece of kite paper, securing the paper with a glue stick or paste.
Layer the larger pieces on top of the light colored card stock, using glue stick or paste.
Now attach the smaller pieces, once again using glue stick or paste.
Hang your completed transparency on your window using double-sided tape and enjoy!
What do you think? Have you ever made a window transparency?
The hardest part for me was cutting out the card stock. I think that the next time I make one of these, I might try using an X-ACTO Knife to cut it out.
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