How to make an ANZAC Day window decoration


ANZAC Day craft activities make fun and interesting lesson ideas for teaching Australian history to early primary.

There are a lot of ANZAC Day art activities that are fun to make but nothing beats decorating the window of your classroom with a stained-glass image. It brightens up any classroom and is a great talking point.


These ANZAC Day window decorations are easy for most students to make. Very young students should use a very large version of this (I would enlarge one to A3 and stick it to a table and then let groups of students work in different parts to make one large one for the classroom window). Older students can create a more detailed image and perhaps work in a size A5 version.


Here is how I made it.


ANZAC Day craft activities make fun and interesting lesson ideas for teaching Australian history to early primary.

You will need:

  • glue

  • scissors

  • clear plastic sleeve

  • tissue paper in different colours cut into small squares

  • blackline marker

Print out the template - available for Subscribers here for free (if you're not a subscriber yet click here first to get the Freebie Library password emailed to you).


Place the template inside the clear plastic sleeve and then trace over the top of the plastic with the backline marker.


ANZAC Day craft activities make fun and interesting lesson ideas for teaching Australian history to early primary.

Then take a small section of the design and place glue all over that section (just do one section at a time). Then place small squares of tissue paper in that section. Encourage students to have a wet and a dry brush so they can pat each piece down with the dry brush if necessary (instead of fingers).

ANZAC Day craft activities make fun and interesting lesson ideas for teaching Australian history to early primary.

Encourage students to work around the edges of the design and follow the line where possible. Then fill in the middle.

ANZAC Day craft activities make fun and interesting lesson ideas for teaching Australian history to early primary.

If there is a tricky spot, you can cut out the shape required to fit inside (such as where the ears are) and then stick that down.


When completed take the paper out of the sleeve and cut the plastic sleeve to show the design. You could cut around the whole image or you could cut a square and place the image directly on to the window or place a paper frame around it.


ANZAC Day craft activities make fun and interesting lesson ideas for teaching Australian history to early primary.

I'd love to see your finished designs so tag me in the finished picture on Instagram @techteacherpto3


If you enjoyed this activity and would like more, then take a look at the ANZAC Activity Pack.


Have fun!


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