Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Easter Holiday Projects Part 6 - Stained Glass Windows
I like to recycle 'rubbish' if I can in my house and had some sweet wrappers left over from Christmas. I also bought some e-cloths recently and pondered on what I could re-use the packaging for. On looking at these items together stained glass windows jumped to mind (I am a bit strange like that :-) ).
I cut out the two clear panels of the e-cloth boxes and gave one to the oldest and middle sweetpea, and one for me of course. Little baby sweetpea decided she wanted to bypass this project and go straight into painting so she did that instead.
We then drew designs on paper and cut out the sweetie wrappers to fit the shapes in the drawings. Eldest sweetpea got annoyed at this point and decided he wanted to paint on some canvases I recently bought for them so he did that. Just two of us left :-) Middle sweetpea and I carried on and made these:
These were fun but very fiddly to do.
Now these are some old watercolours I had when I was younger, all the sweetpeas loved trying these out! I bought some canvas from Wilkinson's, 4 square ones for £4 and they had great fun trying the paints out. Amazingly most of the paints were still OK.