Creating stained glass artwork using black glue isn't really that complicated. In fact, you can try it with your kids at home using our printable template as a guide! Trust me, they will be learning as much as they enjoy this activity! Check out our Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork in this blog post to get a downloadable template too.
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Recognizing different symbols is also something that children must be able to do and learn while they are young. When you are outside, you can teach them by pointing out signs and telling them what these symbols mean. You can also teach them at home using worksheets, crafts, and art projects. Just like this one that we are going to share with you today, we are going to create a Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork using black glue. Come on, let's try it out!
Materials for the Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork:
- Print & Go Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork Template
- black acrylic paint
- acrylic paint or watercolor
- colored paper
- plastic or acrylic sheet (optional)
Before we start…
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Procedure in making the Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork:
Step 1 Download and print our Print & Go Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork Template. This will serve as your guide in creating the hospital symbol art project.
Step 2 Make black glue by combining glue and black acrylic paint! Because the nozzle of this glue bottle helps in tracing the pattern easier, it is best to make the mixture in the bottle. Excess glue can be transferred into another sealed container for future use. There will then be enough room for the black acrylic paint. Squeeze it into the bottle and shake vigorously! Allow the mixture to settle for a few minutes before testing it on a piece of paper.
Step 3 Start tracing the lines on the design once the black glue mixture is ready! Adjust the opening of the glue nozzle to achieve the appropriate line thickness. If you have a plastic or acrylic sheet at home, place it over the printed template and trace the black glue on top! This will help you produce a beautiful stained glass look! Simply apply adhesive tape to the edges of the paper and plastic sheet to keep them from slipping. Allow it to dry for a few minutes.
Step 4 Let’s make our artwork colorful! Use watercolor on paper or acrylic paint if you used plastic sheets. Use the paintbrush to apply different colors to each area. Start with the background outside the circle. Let your preschooler choose colors!
Step 5 For the hospital symbol, I used red for the cross and green for the background. Though you can choose other colors for the background, explain to your child that the cross is usually red for the hospital symbol as it is globally recognized as a symbol for first aid and healthcare.
Step 6 When your painting is dry, cut it out and glue it to a thicker colored paper as its base. If you used plastic sheets instead of paper, you can simply cut them, punch a hole in them, and tie them together to make a suncatcher! You can donate it to the school clinic or place them in your first aid cabinet as decor.
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What will your child learn in making the Hospital Symbol Stained Glass Artwork?
This greatly contributes to the development of skills that kids will need in preschool. As kids trace the lines in the template using the black glue, they are also controlling their hand muscles to stay in line. This helps them train and exercise their fine motor skills by strengthening their small hand muscles. Eventually, their creativity is developed as they are exposed to more hands-on activities like this!
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