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Stained Glass Spring Art Projects for Preschoolers

written by: Lisa King • edited by: Tania Cowling • updated: 3/17/2014

Children will love making these stained glass spring art projects for preschool. The children will learn about a variety of colors when they create these stained glass crafts that sparkle and shine.

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    Stained Glass Flower

    All pics 800 All pics 799 Children are fascinated with bright colors and shiny objects. This foil flower stained glass spring art project for preschool would make a great Mother's Day gift.

    Materials:

    • Black or blue construction paper
    • Black marker
    • Aluminum foil
    • Flower stencil
    • Safety scissors
    • Glue
    • Markers in various colors

    Directions:

    The teacher will trace around a flower stencil and cut a flower out of blue or black construction paper. The teacher will measure and cut a piece of aluminum foil and glue it to back of the flower opening on the construction paper. Outline the picture with a black marker. The students will color the foil with markers. When the foil flowers are finished they will shimmer and shine like stained glass.

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    Stained Glass Egg Project

    All pics 795 There are so many wonderful egg art projects to do with your preschoolers. The stained glass egg project below is easy and beautiful.

    Materials:

    • Black construction paper
    • Pencil
    • Fluorescent paint, colored cellophane or tissue paper
    • Glue
    • Waxed paper (optional)
    • Safety scissors

    Directions:

    There are several different ways to make this stained glass egg project. The teacher will cut an egg shape out of black construction paper. The children can draw designs on the egg with a pencil and the teacher will cut them out or the teacher can have a pre-made design already cut out. The children can then glue tissue paper or colored cellophane over the holes to create a perfect stained glass effect. For an easier option the teacher can place waxed paper on the back of the egg and let the children paint through the holes with fluorescent paint. The picture above has been created with waxed paper and fluorescent paint.

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    Edible Stained Glass Project

    New Stained Glass Flower 001 Edible Stained Glass Spring Craft 003 Edible Stained Glass Spring Craft 004 Kids will love making this yummy, edible, stained glass spring art project for preschool. Children love eating what they have created so they will enjoy this stained glass craft.

    Ingredients:

    • Several bags of Jolly Ranchers
    • Cookie sheet
    • Aluminum foil
    • Cooking spray
    • Fishing line or yarn
    • Spring cookie cutters (metal type)

    How to make:

    The teacher will place aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray on a cookie sheet. The students will choose which spring cutters they wish to use for their stained glass craft. The teacher will arrange the cookie cutters on the baking sheet. The students will place different colors of Jolly Ranchers in their cookie cutters. Teacher will bake these in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until melted. The teacher will make a hole in the hot candy so she can insert fishing line or yarn to hang the finished project. Remove the candy from the cookie cutters, insert fishing line, and hang.

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    Butterfly Stained Glass Art

    All pics 803 This butterfly stained glass spring art project for preschoolers can be made into a variety of gifts for Mother's or Father's Day.

    Materials:

    • Ziploc bags
    • Markers
    • Glitter glue
    • Black permanent marker

    Directions:

    The teacher will draw a butterfly onto a Ziploc bag with a black permanent marker. The children will use markers to color the butterfly. The students will then take gold glitter glue and rub over their butterfly. These can be taped to a window or the teacher can cut the butterfly out and glue it to a plastic picture frame or plastic vase for a Mother's or Father's Day stained glass gift.

    Note: Make sure the children wash their hands thoroughly to prevent glitter getting into the eyes. Glitter can cause eye irritation.

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    References

    Projects are from the author's own experience

    Photos by the author Lisa King, all rights reserved


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