Similar in set-up to our Valentine Suncatchers, we are making egg-shaped suncatchers in the classroom this week. In the photo below from left are: a blue tray with egg shapes traced on contact paper with a black Sharpie marker; a basket with same-sized blank pieces of contact paper and a pair of scissors; tape; a divided bowl with tissue paper squares in various colors (NOTE: I bought these pre-cut from Discount School Supply........SO EASY...........CLICK HERE); a basket to hold the "trash"; and a vinyl placemat.
To do this work, the child first peels the backing off one of the plain pieces of contact paper. They place the backing paper in the "trash" basket. Then they use tape to attach the contact paper sticky-side-up to the vinyl mat. Next, the child attaches pieces of tissue paper to the contact paper. When finished, they place a piece of contact paper with the egg on it on top. The final step is to cut out the egg on the traced line. Before this project is finished, the "trash" basket is emptied into a garbage can.
(Also, I bought the contact paper used for this project from Discount School Supply. I like their contact paper because it is not overly sticky and is therefore easy to tape down for this project. CLICK HERE for a link.)
Below you can see one of my sample eggs taped to our classroom window.