"Stained Glass" Flowers
Want the look of stained glass without the fancy materials and tools? Introduce your kid to the paper version, a pretty craft project that comes together easily and displays beautifully -- no hassle, no training and no headache.
What You Need:
- Paper plate
- Tissue paper
- Tempera paint
- Paint brushes
- Glue stick
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Black marker
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom poms
What You Do:
- Have your child paint one side of the paper plate any color he likes. Allow time to dry.
- Let him use a pencil to draw flower petals on the painted surface.
- Craft knives can be dangerous at a young age, so take over for this step. Using the craft knife and the cutting mat, cut out the flower petals your child just drew.
- Flip the plate over so the unpainted side is facing up.
- Have your child carefully glue squares of tissue paper over the flower petal cut-outs.
- Flip the plate over again and have him draw petals and stems for each of the flowers.
- Let him use glue to decorate the edges of the plate with pipe cleaners and pom poms.
- Help him cut a piece of yarn about a foot long.
- Have him tape both ends of the yarn to the back of the plate. His "stained glass" flowers are ready to be displayed in a sunny window!