Friday, March 25, 2011

Children's Stained Glass Window Project

Take a peek at what we've been up to this week!
 I found the idea for this at The Crafty Crow.   (which you really should check out if you haven't already for tons of beautiful crafting ideas!)  The window is made with colored tissue paper and glue.  It's that simple.  We used Elmer's washable school glue and watered it down a bit so that it was easier to paint on the window.  (and yes, I tested it and the dried paper and glue wash off the window really easily)

 The boys loved this project.  It is such a sensory experience, painting on the glue, touching the wet tissue paper, smoothing it out with the paint brush.  Also, it is a really great way to learn about color.  We were surprised by all the beautiful colors you can create by layering different colors of tissue paper on top of one another.

 The bonus for this project is that it hides from our sitting room, the mess that is my porch right now.  I am going through a process of simplifying the house, which means getting rid of unneeded things.  The porch is holding all of the things that will soon be part of our garage sale, as soon as the weather is nice enough.
 Here's what it looked like at the end of day one.
 And here it is finished!  The boys had fun cutting out different shapes.  There is a bird, a lobster, a spider, a fish....and many others.
I am so pleased with how this turned out.  Sometimes the easiest projects can be the most beautiful!


  1. beautiful! who'd have thought that paper and glue could look like that...