The view on my backyard in the winter is dominated by my neighbor's house.
Add the mud, moss, flat gray sky, and dormancy of everything
and you've got B O R I N G.
It's time for some wintertime window candy.
These window stars are sometimes called Waldorf stars (after the Waldorf schools - known for their great educational toys integrating art and learning - and I'm guessing this began as an art activity for the kids)
The patterns I used came from the following links:
I used regular tissue paper cut into 3X3 squares or 3X6 rectangles (depending on the pattern)
although some people prefer to pay an arm and a leg for a waxed tissue paper from the Netherlands (search for "kite paper" or waldorf star paper)