Window transparencies are a form of Waldorf art that can add a bit of seasonal whimsy to any room. Unfortunately, they are challenging to make, especially for young children. So I came up with an idea for a window transparency that I knew Sola could make without getting too frustrated. First I cut out an egg-shaped frame from black card stock.
I added glue to the frame and attached an egg-shaped piece of kite paper big enough to fill in the entire opening.
Sola then cut and hole-punched other pieces of kite paper to make an Easter egg design on the back of the window transparency.
We then attached it to the window with double-sided tape.
In the past, I’ve had some people tell me that they don’t know where to find kite paper, which is also often referred to as transparency paper or window star paper. It is an unusual art supply, but can found at many Waldorf shops, such as (please note that only the stores marked with **** carry kite paper is sizes that are large enough for window transparencies):
- Amazon ****
- A Child’s Dream
- A Toy Garden
- Bella Luna Toys
- The Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College
- Bumblebee Toys (Canadian)
- Enchanted Forest Toys
- Imagine Childhood ****
- Meadowsweet Naturals
- Nova Natural ****
- Waldorf Supplies ****