Blue Window Shade

Blue Window Shade

Pull down the shade and reveal Blue! Begin with an inexpensive shade, then use our templates to create Blue's design.

Watch Blue's Clues only on Nick Jr.Watch Blue's Clues only on Nick Jr.

Blue Window Shade

Craft Features

More for Parents
This craft is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 2-5

Materials

  • Pull-down-style window shade
  • Blue Window Shade template
  • Scissors
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Light-blue felt
  • Dark-blue felt
  • White felt
  • Pink (or red) felt
  • Craft glue
  • Blue rickrack (optional)
Tip: The shade won't roll up if the felt is thick. So if you want a roll-up shade, use the templates to draw or paint the design instead.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Remove the shade from the window and unroll it onto the floor or a table.

  2. Step 2

    Print the template and enlarge it on a copy machine to the size you desire.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out the picture of Blue and trace around it with a pen onto the light-blue felt. Cut out the felt and glue it to the shade in the desired position, being careful to glue the edges down firmly.

  4. Step 4

    Use the template as a reference for cutting out the dark-blue spots, dark-blue nose, pink tongue, and white-felt eyes. Glue these to the light-blue felt. Cut small dark-blue circles for Blue's pupils and glue these onto Blue's eyes. Allow the glue to dry overnight.

  5. Step 5

    For a finishing touch, add a blue rickrack to the bottom of the shade.

Tip: Choose a shade that is smooth, not textured, for best results.
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