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Stained-Glass Art

A colorful craft to brighten up any room of the house

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Kids know they have made something extra special when you hang their artwork on the refrigerator; just imagine it on the window with the sun shining through!
stained glass art
What You’ll Need
  • Wax paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Yarn
  • Water
  • Glue
What to Do
  1. Cover the work area with wax paper. Set a sheet of tissue paper on top.
  2. Cut yarn into various lengths.
  3. Mix 2 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of glue.
  4. Soak the yarn in the mixture. Remove the excess glue from the yarn and place the yarn on the tissue paper in a design.
  5. Let the glue dry, then trim the tissue paper around the design.
  6. Glue a loop of yarn near the top of the back for a hanger. Hang in front of a light or on a window.
Extend the Fun

For younger kids: Make this a learning activity by practicing shapes while you make this craft with your little one. While your child is making his design with the yarn, challenge him to create a triangle, a square, and a circle.

For older kids: The fun doesn’t have to stop at one! Your child can create multiple stained-glass pieces and tie them to a coat hanger to make a mobile. The dangling art will move and catch light from all angles! You may also want to introduce the concept of light refraction. Hold up various objects in the window to see what light can shine through. Light travels in a straight line as it passes through a transparent object. However, when it moves to a material with a different density, the light bends. Place a spoon in a glass of water and show your child how it looks as though the spoon is bending because of light refraction.

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