With this enjoyable and uncomplicated, classic craft, youngsters can transform painted popsicles sticks and tissue paper into “stained glass” stars to decorate a window at dwelling or in the classroom.
See all of our star crafts for youngsters right here.
I appreciate producing stained glass crafts with my daycare youngsters, and we’ve completed it in lots of distinct approaches more than the years – with Sharpies, tinfoil, make contact with paper, and even bottle lids.
The other day, soon after producing this tissue paper stained glass project for CBC Parents, I wanted to build a comparable project a lot more appropriate for my older youngsters. These popsicle stick and tissue paper “stained glass” stars are what I came up with.
Aren’t they beautiful?
Paint your sticks for an genuine appear
I wanted them to appear as genuine as achievable, so I painted the stir sticks black, to resemble the lead utilised in genuine stained glass art, and WOW, at a glance, you would swear these stars had been created of actual stained glass.
See all of our popsicle stick ornaments right here.
I’ve hung them in the window above my desk, and I just appreciate how they brighten up the space now that winter has set in and the skies are so dark and dreary.
Can be utilised as a tree ornament
I also tested the stars on the Christmas tree to see if they would perform as Christmas ornaments, and they appear so beautiful with the Christmas lights shining via.
Seriously. Doesn’t that appear specifically like true stained glass?!
The tissue paper is delicate even though, so you will want to safeguard the backs of the stars with some wax paper or make contact with paper if you will be utilizing them as ornaments.
I only created two stars, but I feel this would be it would be enjoyable to make a bunch and fill a entire window in your dwelling or classroom.
I just appreciate the cheery pop of colour they add to the area when the winter skies are grey and dreary.
Great craft for ages 8+
This craft is pretty uncomplicated to make, but it does call for sophisticated fine-motor expertise, so I would propose it for the 8+ age group.
For an a lot easier tissue paper stained glass craft see our Stained Glass Christmas Shapes here.
Let make some!
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Stars
Note: The quantity of sticks you will need to have depends on the form of star you are producing:
5 sticks are necessary for the 5-sided pentagram star
6 sticks are necessary for the 6-sided Star of David
- popsicle sticks (we utilised lengthy, skinny Starbuck’s stir sticks)
- black paint
- glue gun
- tissue paper in a wide variety of colours
- college glue
- smaller paint brush
- string for hanging
Time necessary: 1 minute.
How to Make Stained Glass Stars with Tissue Paper and Popsicle Sticks
- Paint Sticks
Paint popsicle sticks or stir sticks with black paint to appear like the lead utilised in true stained glass pieces. Let dry.
- Glue Sticks Together
With a hot glue gun, glue the suggestions of your sticks with each other to kind your star.
- Glue Tissue Paper to Star
Lay star on a flat surface with the back side facing up.
Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly bigger than the section you want to cover.
Spread glue along the sticks for that section, and press tissue paper to it.
- Remove Excess Tissue Paper
Dab gluey paintbrush along the major of the tissue paper/wood section to soften the tissue paper even a lot more. You can dip your paintbrush in a bit of water if need to have be.
Gently tear away the excess tissue paper by pulling it down against the wooden stick.
Repeat for all sections of your star.
- Add Hanging String
Glue a string, thread or piece of yarn to the major of your star for hanging.
Hang your beautiful stained glass stars in a window, and love!
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