One thing that I love to do with the kids each year is to make a stained glass window. Last year we got super creative and did a huge elaborate picture of the star over Bethlehem, which I forgot to take a photo of so you will have to take my word when I say it was beautiful. Back on track…
I was talking to a friend at church on Sunday, telling her about the stained glass windows, so she could have a go with her grand-kids. We haven’t tried doing one yet, with our house move, but I may try it once we are down there, if we are in need of an activity!
You will need:
Sharp scissors or a scalpel
Contact (sticky backed plastic)
Multicoloured cellophane, cut into small squares
1. Draw a simple design on the cardboard, making sure that it is centered well with black card surrounding it.
2. Cut out the center, leaving a “hole” the shape of a star or whatever you have cut out (this part is best done in advance by an adult).
3. Peel the contact off its backing paper and apply it to the whole of the black card, so that the sticky bit is exposed where you cut the hole.
4. Place the cellophane squares all over the contact so that it is completely covered.
5. Stick it on your window and let the light shine through it!
Once you have the idea, you can go as big and creative as you feel like. Let your imagination run wild. This is one my sister did with her kids last year! The photo doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea!
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