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Fairytale “Stained Glass” For Kids

I’ve always had a thing for stained glass. It’s so pretty! I love the way that is casts colors into the room when sunshine passes through it. I thought I had seen some pretty impressive stained glass in my travels…  then I got a pet unicorn. Sprinkles is from the Cotton Candy Kingdom. If you are a regular here at Colors Are Magic, you are well acquainted with our adventures to this magical land.

On my first visit to the Cotton Candy Kingdom one of the first things I noticed where the castles, houses, and buildings…. they were all either made of candy or completely out of stained glass. Not just a few windows… the whole structure. They are so beautiful! And at night when the stars shine through, the different colors bring different dreams. For example: if a star shines through the red glass, your dreams will be about something sweet and delicious. If they shine through the blue glass, you will dream about flying. Most the time the stars shine through more than one color in a night…that is how your dreams get so mixed up and fun!

Read on if you and your little one would like to make some “stained glass” of your own. This craft involves an iron, so make sure to assist/supervise your children throughout this project!

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Here is what you will need:

– Crayons

– Waxed paper

– Handheld pencil sharpener

– Stickers

– Iron

– Construction paper

– Pencil

– Scissors

– Fun Tape

Lets get started…

1.) Peel the wrappers off of your crayons and using your hand held sharpener make colorful crayon shavings. Make sure you make a separate piles of shavings for each color- it will make it easier to blend/scatter them to your taste in a minute. I used different shades of pinks and purples.

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2.) Next cut off a piece of your wax paper. I started with a sheet about 12-by-18-inches. Fold it in half along its length and then unfold again.

3.) Stick your fairytale stickers onto the wax paper in whatever design or pattern you’d like. I used unicorns, rainbows, hearts, and flowers with no real design.

4.) Deposit your crayon shavings in a pattern of your choosing. evenly but not thickly across one half of the paper. Fold the clean half of the wax paper over the shavings. Crimp the three open edges with a fold to hold in the crayon shavings.

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5.) Protect your ironing surface with construction paper. Place the waxed paper on the construction paper, and cover it with another sheet of construction paper. Iron on medium heat, checking after every few swipes. Stop when all the shavings have melted and let your stained glass cool off.

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6.) Once my stained glass was cooled off, I used sparkly duct tape to frame the edges. It pulled the whole thing together and make gave it a fun finished look. Now hang it in a window and enjoy!

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2 Comments
  1. Cool idea! I love the colors

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