Have you tried making stained glass artwork using black glue? If you haven't, you must definitely try it with your kids! It's a very exciting activity for preschoolers that allows them to recognize colors, shapes, and patterns, and practice their fine motor skills. Check out how we created a Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork using black glue and a printable template as a guide.
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This Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork is a perfect activity this fall season, and is a great decor too. If created on a plastic or acrylic sheet, you can also place it in the window as a beautiful suncatcher! Kids will absolutely love to see their artwork displayed in your home. Let's go and try it - it's very easy and fun to do!
Materials for the Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork:
- Print & Go Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork Template
- black acrylic paint
- acrylic paint or watercolor
- colored paper
- plastic or acrylic sheet (optional)
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Procedure in creating your own Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork:
Step 1 Download and print our Print & Go Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork template on a piece of paper. This will be your pattern in creating a fall leaf design.
Step 2 Combine the glue and black acrylic paint to create black glue! The nozzle of this glue bottle makes it easier to trace the pattern, so it is better to create the mixture in the bottle. You can pour out the excess glue into another sealed container for future use. After that, there’ll be enough space for the black acrylic paint. Squeeze it into the bottle and shake well! Wait for the mixture to settle down for a few minutes, then try it out on a piece of paper first.
Step 3 Once the black glue mixture is ready, start tracing the lines on the pattern! You may want to adjust the opening of the glue nozzle to your desired line thickness. If you have a plastic or acrylic sheet at home, you can also put it above the printed template and trace the black glue on top of it! This will help you achieve a colorful stained glass effect! Just be sure to place adhesive tapes on the corners of the paper and plastic sheet to prevent them from slipping. Then let it dry for a few minutes.
Step 4 Now it’s time to add some colors to our artwork! You can use watercolor on paper or acrylic paint if you used plastic sheets. Use the paintbrush to apply different colors to each area. Since this is a Fall Leaf, I chose a red, orange, and pink palette to match the colors of the season. I added some blue-green shades for highlights. You can also let your preschooler choose colors!
Step 5 Once your painting is dry, you can now cut it out and glue it on thicker colored paper for its base. If you used plastic sheets instead of paper, you can just cut them, punch a hole, and attach a string to it to use as a suncatcher! Whichever way you did it, I bet it looks great! Now you have new home decor, made by you and your little one.
What will your child learn in doing the Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork?
As you guide your kids to create the Fall Leaf Stained Glass Artwork, notice that they can practice pattern, shape, and color recognition. Are they able to identify the image of the leaf even before it was colored? Were they able to point out the shapes formed and the colors used? Guiding them with these simple things leads to the development of many skills that they'll need in Kindergarten. As they trace the outlines in the template to put the black glue, they are also being quite careful that they control their hand muscles to stay in the line. This helps strengthen their small hand muscles for fine motor development. Lastly, their creativity gets improved and practiced as they do more activities like this!
For more fall-themed activities you can try at home, check out these blog posts too!
- ABC Pumpkin Smash
- Rosh Hashanah Card Craft
- Fall Into Learning: Fun and Easy At-Home Activities for Your Preschooler
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