Shae and I have been crafting machines over the last couple weeks. Thanks to some motivation and inspiration from GummyLump and their #300CraftsforKids campaign we’ve been able to crank out some really creative stuff.
Shae is so excited about everything she’s been doing that she even made a video explaining her crafts.
Today’s tutorials will be using most of the same supplies so that they can be made in the same day. Both of these will make really cute gifts for Mother’s Day or Easter.
Tissue Paper Stained Glass
- Colored Tissue Paper scraps
- Wax paper
- Construction paper
- White glue
- Cut your wax paper and construction paper to the same size, 8”X8” is a good size
- Cut shapes from your folded up paper. Think the oldschool snowflake method, Fold, crease, fold crease. The bigger the cuts the better, you want to see through this cutout as much as possible.
- Spread a very thin layer of white glue on your wax paper and start randomly sticking your tissue paper pieces till it’s COMPLETELY covered, let dry 2 hours or overnight if possible. (might have to place under heavy book to flatten if it starts to curl up)
- Add sporadic dots of white glue on your construction paper cutout and place over tissue paper sheet. Press firmly.
- Hang in a sunny window and see the tissue paper light up like stained glass.
Kids can help tear tissue paper, spread glue, stick tissue and even cut if they are old enough. I prefer to use the scissors myself. Shae isn’t careful enough yet to not cut herself or me and I can’t find good non metal blade scissors. This craft can be any shape or size, using any color tissue paper and done at just about any age. There is something for everyone.
Tissue Paper Spring Bouquets
- Colored Tissue Paper, cut into 2 inch squares (not perfect)
- Cardstock or Construction Paper
- White Glue
- Pipe Cleaners or Markers
- Lay out your paper in the direction of choice and spread thin layers of glue in 3 inch circle
- Scrunch up tissue paper and stick to glue, continue till you have as many filled bouquets as desired
- Glue pipe cleaners or draw lines with markers for the stems
- Let dry for 1 hour.
Another craft where a 2 or 3 year old could pretty much do the entire craft on their own.
Stay posted….more to come.