One of the disadvantages to a large family is that it takes a long, long time for the flu bug to work its way through everyone. For two weeks we had someone either getting sick or recovering, so it has been a while since our last post. One of the advantages of a large family is that there is always someone around to do things with. Today we broke out the crafting supplies and made some stain glass artwork. It was lots of fun and easy to do.

Creative minds at work!


Materials List:

  • Box-board
  • A pencil
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Sharpie Markers

1.  We started off recycling some old cereal boxes.  We cut the box-board into the desired shape.

2.  Next we drew on a pattern with pencil.

3.  The pattern was then traced over with the glue gun.  Be careful not to bur yourself!

4.  The next step was to smooth a piece of tinfoil over the top.  We used a pencil eraser to help get it tightly in the grooves created by the glue.  We then folded the extra around to the back side of the box-board.

5.  Then we coloured in the different sections using coloured Sharpie markers.  To achieve a stain glass effect we coloured the glue ridges black.

It was a great way to spend the afternoon having fun with the family and the results were very nice.  In fact I think we are going to frame some of these masterpieces and hang them up in a series.

Can you guess where we took our inspiration from in designing our artwork?

Art Inspiration“A” found a thank you note that she really liked and we pulled some of the colours from a bouquet of dried hydrangea we cut from our garden in the fall.  You can see one of our finished master pieces on the bottom left of the picture.

When we were done, the kids continued on using the scraps to make some really nice bookmarks for everyone in the family.