Friday, February 4, 2011

* Kid's Craft: Cut Tissue Paper Stained Glass Circles

We had some snow last week, which meant extra time home from school 
(a 7-day weekend to be exact) and extra time to play in the art studio!

"E" and I had so much fun making cut paper snowflakes with paper
and coffee filters that I decided it was time to get out my 
cut tissue paper  Rose Windows Book and "Stained Glass" Tissue Paper Window Making Kit. 

I think we should stay in our PJs and play in the art studio every day....
much more fun than going to school!

I got this kit in High School and made a few but it was buried and forgotten 
until I rediscovered it during a big art studio clean out last month. 

"E"s first "Window" in her favorite shades of blue and lavender.

Beautiful, colorful Mandalas. Exactly what our art studio windows needed!

The circular "frames"are made from a manilla card stock paper,
I think you could make your own by tracing plates (dessert/salad/dinner).

Each tissue paper circle is made out of 4-5 layers of differently colored tissue paper 
cut into circles and folded and cut like paper snowflakes.

To make really fancy ones, I highly recommend
Helga Meyerbroeker's book,
"Rose Windows and How to Make Them:Coloured Tissue Paper Crafts"

Each tissue paper "window" is sandwiched between two of the circular frames. 
We just used school glue and glue sticks.

The leftover tissue bits from inside the Mandala were so pretty we glued them 
together too (with glue stick) and I'm going to run them through the laminator 
as extra window decorations!

Glowing with white Snow and Sunshine behind them!

Happy Window Making!

Pink and Green Mama,

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