Today is day 18 of our daily summer activities! I have gone crazy coming up with all these ideas for each day, and I will be honest here.....it got a little overwhelming. Coming up with ideas that won't break the bank and will be interesting to all four of my widely age ranged children, is a real job. So far, we've done something fun every day, and we are still going!
We had other plans for today, but some other thing's come up that ran into the time of our plans, so we will do today's plan some other time. :)
I had to think on my feet. I dug out the small vases I bought from the dollar store, for our painting project from last week. I didn't want to have the kids paint them, because that is exactly what they already did.....so I got to thinking. I have seen lots of people make stained glass vases with tissue paper and I knew my kid's would love it.
I cut up lots of different colored tissue paper, into small squares, and then put some school glue in a dish, with a couple sponge paint brushes. We were ready to craft!
I helped the two youngest paint on a thin layer of glue in small sections, and then placed random pieces of tissue paper on the glue, overlapping so to cover every inch of the glass. You want to work in small sections, so the glue doesn't dry before you get to it. We made sure each piece was as flat and smoothed out as possible. My older kids did this on their own.
We worked our way all around the vase, making sure to keep it all very smooth. The kids were deep in concentration, and my house was quiet! Ahh.....just what I needed today!
This top pic is right when I finished coating the entire vase with glue. So they were still pretty wet.
I hope you all give this one a try....I think you will have lots of fun, like we did :)