Welcome to another addition of Re-Create Wednesday. Today I’m going to show you a cute toddler craft I came across the other day. Stained Glass Pumpkins. I adjusted the craft a bit, but the original tutorial had all the things I like-easy and materials I had on hand. Therefore, no need to run out or spend any money. It’s also perfect for a Halloween craft or adjust it a bit, and you can do this all year long too. I can see this being done for all the seasons. I’m thinking hearts for Valentines day and four-leaf clovers for St. Patty’s. The possibilities are endless!!
So here are the supplies you need:
Glue (Elmer’s white glue is perfect)
Tissue Paper (in any color you like. We used shades of purple & orange)
Leaf template (you can free hand, use a Cricut or check out the original post) I actually found these pumpkin cutouts at Michaels and just cut out the center.
1. First, cut your tissue paper into small squares and put them in a bowl. You can also have your child tear the tissue paper into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the better! Also various shades make it great.
2. Cut your template out of paper. Then cut out the center, leaving a edge. Almost like a window.
3. Tear off a piece of waxed paper that is big enough for your cutout. Put a dollop of glue in the center of the waxed paper. Spread with fingers. Lay down your cutout and allow your child to layer the tissue paper pieces on top, one at a time. It’s okay if they overlap a little – the goal is to cover all the glue. Now take another piece of wx paper and spread a thin layer of glue on it. Place it over the other piece and press the wax papers together, making sure everything is glued down. If you want, a rolling pin would be great for this too.
Lil man had a blast doing this craft. We hung them up on our patio door and front window with just some tape. Will definitely be doing this for future holidays. Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! Don’t forget Thursday Obsessions is tomorrow. Come back and link up your projects!
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