Last year I was collecting stock online and came across 100-sheets of transparent paper.
With a massive list of projects for the light table, I ordered the paper thinking it was transparency paper (flimsy plastic). As it turns out, it's strong tissue paper and we've used it many times for beautiful collage work.
Even before cutting out the pieces, it served as window art!
Similar to O's 'Geometric Suncatcher' http://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2015/05/geometric-suncatcher.html
Once the shapes were prepped, O and Baby C went to work overlapping pieces on our newest Light Table.
Then we used the transparent paper for collage art.
We used 'My Heart is Like a Zoo' https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/my-heart-is-like-a/9780061915109-item.html?ikwid=Me+heart+is+like+a+zoo&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 as well as Charley Harper's 'Animal Alphabet' both of which combine geometric shapes to create animals.
We followed up our creative work with a reading of 'Shapes That Roll' https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/shapes-that-roll/9781609054953-item.html?ikwid=shapes+that+roll&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0
a ridiculously clever poem loaded with information about geometry.
EXPAND ON SHAPES & COLLAGE
Met Textiles. This beautiful piece is featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158817 and would be an ideal beginner or advanced sewing project.