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Wednesday
Jan182012

Stained Glass Snowmen

Still no snow... so again we had to bring Winter inside! I have fallen in love with making stained glass decor with tissue paper... even better, this is something my almost two year old can easily do!


Stained Glass Snowmen

You will need:


  • tissue paper cut into squares... I used a light blue, dark blue, and white
  • googly eyes that can be found in any children's craft section
  • buttons for mouth and middle section
  • three different size circles that you can trace around... I used items found around my home
  • clear contact paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue dots or other adhesive
  • tape... I used painters tape since it is blue and easy to use
  • rafia or string to tie sections together
  • pom pom for nose

To make:

1. Cut out small squares from tissue paper (see above)

2. Trace each circle 2 times on clear contact paper.

3. Don't cut out the circles just yet, instead leave a gap and cut out a square around the circle.

4. Take off protective covering on one circle and have child stick on tissue paper.

5. When circle is covered with tissue paper, cover with the other piece that was traced. (see below)

6. Cut out circle

7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the other two circles

8. Cut several small pieces of tape in half and tape together by sticking the bottom half of the tape to one side and folding the top half to the other side. Do this for all 3 circles... this is the most time consuming step.

9. Using glue dots or other adhesive, glue on googly eyes, pom pom for nose, and the buttons for the mouth. Also glue on three buttons onto the middle section.

(Please ignore the dirty window!)

10. With scissors, on the largest circle, make a small hole at the top, be careful that you leave a gap between the top of the circle and your hole. Make another hole on both the top and bottom of your middle piece, and also the top and middle of the face.

11. Using rafia or string, thread through the bottom piece hole and one of the middle piece holes. Tie a knot in the back and clip off any extras. Repeat this step to combine the middle part to the head.

12. On the hole on the top of the head, thread rafia or string through and tie a knot.  Combine both pieces of rafia or strings at the top and make a knot for hanging.

13. Place in a window with a lot of light and enjoy!

 

Linking up:

DIY Under $5 - A Little Tipsy

Wednesday's Wowzers- Oopsey Daisy

 

Reader Comments (3)

Wow--I seriously LOVE all of your ideas! I want to do all of them! What a fun snowman project!! I am going to have to try this one for sure with our "W is for Winter" unit. So, so fun! Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Just popping over from Oopsey Daisy. Your snowmen are wonderful. Love projects like these for my preschool class!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGay Vaughan

This is so great! My just-turned-three-year-old adores snowmen and is a bit heart-broken that the snow does last long enough to make a snowman. I bet he'd love this! (And I love that it work be messy!) Thank you!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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