Monday, February 9, 2009

Make Something Mondays: "Stained Glass" Pictures

I usually only get to wear my wicked stepmother hat on weekends. I'm in the midst of an unusual but lucky 2-1/2 week stint of wickedness, so we've been trying out a few new projects. These "stained glass" pictures have been a big hit!

Start by drawing a picture on a piece of construction paper. The drawing should be fairly simple, at least the first time you attempt this. Cut out the shapes in your drawing (we used scissors to stab a small hole in the center of each area we wanted to cut out. Cut pieces of colored tissue paper a little larger than the holes you cut, and tape or glue them on the back side of the picture. Hold it up to a window or lamp to let the light shine through.

To make your picture even more special, after cutting out the shapes place the construction paper over another piece of construction paper. Trace around the cut-outs and cut out the shapes on the new paper. After the tissue paper is in place on the first piece, glue the second piece of construction paper on the back and you'll have a 2-sided picture you can enjoy from both sides of your window. (Make sure the 2 pieces of construction paper have the cut-outs oriented the same way before gluing them, or you'll end up with a very interesting piece of art.)

This post was inspired by Jolly Mom and Go Graham Go!, the ingenious moms behind Make Something Monday. We'd love for you to join us next Monday!

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