I love creating with kids, making art for the sake of enjoyment is a wonderful this and this faux stained glass art for kids is a brilliant process art that can be adapted for kids of all ages.
Faux stained glass art for kids
My boys are 11 and nearly 10 and at the moment, they are loving anything to do with paint and this process art was no exception. I can see this being a great activity to do with a group of kids on a larger scale using a huge piece of cardboard and black electricians tape.
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- Carboard – we used a cereal carton
- Tin foil
- Clear tape
- 3mm Gridding tape (UK aff link/US affiliate link)
- Acrylic paint (UK aff link/US aff link)
- Small containers (UK aff link/US aff link)
- Washing up liquid/Dish soap
- Paint brush
- Kitchen roll
How to make faux stained glass art
Cut your cereal box to shape and cover it with tinfoil. Tape it closed with clear tape.
Using tape mark out a pattern on the foil. we used 3mm gridding tape (for whiteboards) If you have younger children then you can do this for them or cut the tape for them and get them to stick it on. Ideally, you want your tape to touch each other so it looks like lead on a stained glass window.
I loved the different geometric shapes that we all created. Then you need to prepare your paint. In order to get the paint to stick to the foil you need to mix it with some washing up liquid (dish soap). About 1 part soap to 3 parts acyclic paint, not only does this make for an easy brush clean up, but also stops the paint flaking when dry.
About 1 part soap to 3 parts acyclic paint, not only does this make for an easy brush clean up, but also stops the paint flaking when dry.
I have a load of little pots with lids that I use for things like this as it keeps the paint wet and means we can use it over a couple of days.
Trying to paint in the lines was fun fine motor practice even for Maxi!
We were all delighted how they turned out. They are stunning.
We really couldn’t get enough of making these and they have given us so many ideas for our next activity!
They look amazing with the sun shining off them.