You all know how much I love suncatchers and stained glass, right? I was looking back through some of the different kinds we've done and thought I'd pull them together in one post. Many involve clear contact paper and colored tissue paper; others use waxed paper and crayon. All are easy and fun for a child to make!
I'd love to learn about other kinds of kid-friendly stained glass as well, so please comment or add links to your own posts!
Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass: Contact paper, colored tissue paper cut in geometric shapes, and a sharpie to outline the shapes. One of our favorites.
Nature suncatchers: Freshly collected flowers and leaves sandwiched between contact paper.
Name suncatcher: Balled up tissue paper used to spell a child's name.
Stars: As above, but in frames.
String suncatchers: String, ribbon, and contact paper.
Tissue paper suncatchers: Colored tissue paper sandwiched between clear contact paper. Very easy and fun!
Oiled drawing stained glass: Vegetable oil rubbed over a crayon drawing.
Tissue paper stained glass: My favorite so far for the finished result! This one uses liquid starch, tissue paper, and wax paper.
Valentine's stained glass: handmade tissue paper heart doilies sandwiched between contact paper.
Easter egg suncatchers: Ribbon and tissue paper balls between contact paper.
This is one of a series of themed round-up posts on great art activities we've enjoyed at The Artful Parent. I've also done round-ups on watercolors, on tempera paint ideas, on felt boards, on printmaking for kids, on homemade art materials, and on nature art ideas.