Monday, 16 September 2013

Stain Glass Windows - Spring Butterflies

There comes a certain time of year where Pinterest bores me, seriously I get so bored I'd rather do the housework!!! Sadly for me that time has come and it's because all the feeds are clogged with Fall ideas, it's Spring here peeps and I want to celebrate the end of Winter and the warm weather.



So the little two and I decided to make stained glass window butterflies. This was a really fun thing to do, they loved it.

Supplies:
  • Ripped up pieces of Tissue Paper
  • Clear contact paper
  • Black Vinyl (or you could use paper)
  • Scissors




Cut a piece of contact paper and lay the tissue paper on top, Madeleine went for careful planning, Max dumped the entire bowl on his then just banged it about with his hands.


Then cover the top with another piece of contact paper.


Cut a butterfly, I used my cutter and vinyl but you could easily do this with paper and scissors if you don't have a cutter.


Stick the butterfly to the contact paper covered tissue paper and cut around the butterfly, Mum might need to help here if you are doing it with very young children.


Then stick them to the window. This tree is annoying and we cut it back regularly but with the butterflies it kind of looks like they are fluttering around it.





DIY Delight or Disaster?  The kids had a ball sticking the tissue paper on. It was so funny to see how different they were, Madeleine was being very methodical whereas Max just dumped it on. Delight, they really enjoyed making these.

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Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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18 comments:

  1. I love this activity! Sadly our winter is making it known! So my knitting will be in full swing! Enjoy each day! xoDebi....freezing her feathers off in Canada's North!

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  2. This is a great activity idea, Mel. Thank you!

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  3. Total Delight, and I love that your children did it. I bet they like seeing them when they come home. :)

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  4. You're a genius. They remind me of shrinky dinks!

    -andi

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  5. I bet you hate being on a U.S. centric internet! but great craft!

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  6. I like stain-glass projects and this must have been fun doing with the little ones ! It's already so hot in SA, I'm getting irritated - and there's much, much higher temps coming ;-)

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  7. Now this make me wanna be a kid again ;-) Super cool idea!

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  8. They're so pretty Mel! I love butterflies!!

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  9. Haha - I loved reading this - Go Max!!! Dump and Bang - love it!! A great activity Mel! :)

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  10. Looks like both kid techniques turned out great! What a fun project Mel and I fear we are just seeing the tail end of our butterflies until next spring anyway.

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  11. WOW. Those are beautiful. What a brilliant craft. Definitely something you'd want to hang up and admire. Love it.

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  12. I never would have guessed how to make these, or how easy they are. Happy Spring to you, Mel! I know that I'm going to need more of your Spring and Summer projects to get me thru the darkness, keep 'em comin' ~ Amy

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  13. I love this. I bet your kids were quite pleased with themselves making these beautiful art pieces! What a great idea Mel!

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  14. Haha I have a window cling post coming up but guess what... It's Fall lol.. I'd feel the same though. You're leaving your winter while we are entering ours. I totally agree with Amy Ellis though.. we will need some good summer inspiration from you when we are freezing our butts off here in the snow :)

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  15. I love this idea! The fact that the kids can do it, and it still looks like something pretty awesome make it's a total delight! Pinning!

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  16. I love the butterflies- what a great idea! Yeah, I guess it can be annoying to be on opposite seasons, but that means you can be queen of spring right now!

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