Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stained Glass Cross Craft Tutorial



Last week I was looking for a fun craft for both my children and decided to have them make stained glass crosses. We had all the supplies on hand--tissue paper (that I cut into squares), clear contact paper, and black paper (that I cut into two cross outlines per child).
I taped down a section of contact paper (sticky side up!) for each child and put down a cross outline. Each child also received an individual bowl of tissue paper squares. Taping down the contact paper helped keep their projects from moving.
My preschooler went for the random approach for his stained glass cross.
My second grader aimed to cover every exposed area of her cross.
When your child is done with their masterpiece, put the second cross outline on top of the first (to hide the spots where the tissue paper overlapped the first outline). Then put a second sheet of contact paper down--with the sticky side on top of the artwork to seal everything inside. The final step is to trim around the project.
Beautiful!

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8 comments:

Debbie said...

What a neat idea, I love the result. I may try this with my School of Religion class before the end of the year if I can easily/cheaply gather the supplies.

Natalie said...

Cool idea! I'll have to keep it in mind for my boys to do later around Easter. It'll be so much fun!

Anonymous said...

I really like this idea! Great project for the start of Lent! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

Sorry, last comment was from me, my daughter was "helping" me type:)

Sweet Moments in Thyme said...

Love this idea! I'm definitely going to do this with my kids!!! Thank you!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

I definitely need to try this with the kids I babysit!! It turned out awesome!! if you have a chance come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

Anonymous said...

Love it going to use it for my raindows class

Kerry Lang said...

This is great and we are about to start it right now!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!