Friday, January 20, 2012

Stained glass hearts

On Wednesday, I shared our heart flakes and this is what we decided to do with our scraps.  Mina {nearly age 3} was busy snipping away at tissue paper while the other girls were busy creating snippets of their own while creating their project.

I don't think there's anything this girl loves more than cutting.  While I wasn't looking, she even made some nice snips in her pants :-(  Oh well.

I would have to say her second favorite thing to do would be gluing.  I mixed some Elmer's glue with an equal part of water and set out a piece of wax paper on the table.  She was able to paint the glue mixture onto the wax paper using a sponge brush.

Then she very delicately dumped a bunch of scraps on the paper and left the table.  Hmmm. . .  I though this would hold her attention a little longer than that.  She was done.

Lou came over to finish the job.  She helped spread out the snippets of tissue paper and patted them down with the brush.  After most of the sheet was covered, I brushed a little more of the glue mixture onto another sheet of wax paper and applied it to the top.  We let it dry overnight.

The next day I was able to show Maisy how to fold the sheet in half, draw half a heart on the fold, then I let her cut it out.  It is a great addition to our big window decorations.

What other ways do you like to use your scraps?

This craft is part of The Heart Project headed up by Jamie at Hands On: As We Grow.  This collaborative project, involving more than 70 bloggers is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association [AHA].  Look on my sidebar to receive a complimentary eBook [containing more than 100 heart project ideas] when you donate just $5 to the AHA.

7 comments:

  1. So pretty! I'm a sucker for anything stained glass! Pinned this!

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  2. This is great! Do you think it would work with contact paper as well?

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    1. I think it would be great with contact paper. Even better because it would be mess-free, but we didn't have any.

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  3. Pretty! :) We made sun catchers at preschool this week... but I didn't think about making them heart shaped! :) Stopping by from sharing saturday!

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  4. Beautiful!! I want to make one of these soon. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  5. Great activity. We did something similar with contact paper. It is a great activity when you have extra scraps laying around from other activities. I would love it if you shared this post and any other fun, frugal, kid-friendly activities at my linky party. I am hosting it every friday and it's called fun frugal friday. Here is the link if you would like to link up or just stop by to check out others posts.

    http://funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com/2012/01/fun-frugal-friday-linky-party_26.html

    BTW I am your newest follower. :)

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  6. I love how you get all three girls to contribute to this project.

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