Window to the Forest

Calling all socially isolating families to take part in our Window Forests project! We are inviting you to make your own hanging stain glass window, inspired by Kevin Atherton’s iconic Cathedral sculpture and the beautiful Forest of Dean. We know you are all staying home safe at the moment and not everyone is lucky enough to have woodlands nearby. So this is a chance to bring the forest to you!

Download your PDF instructions here: How to Make Your Window to the Forest

You can also watch our simple You Tube instruction video here:

The iconic, world renowned hanging stained glass window by Kevin Atherton

We’d love to see your windows to the forest, so please do share them with us and hashtag #windowforests

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What you are going to need:

Glue (Sellotape can be used as an alternative)
Scissors (make sure you have an adult to help you)
A Pen and a ruler
Strips of card cut out from a cereal box (or wooden sticks)
Different coloured tissue paper or ripped up magazines
Extra card or paper for cut out silhouette decorations

You can also try making your window frame from sticks you’ve found on your local walks. Pinterest is also a great website to visit for ideas – search for paper stain glass ideas and silhouette artwork.

Find out more about Cathedral: