Hello my fun and FAB-U-LOUS friend! I’m super excited because next week, our school is hosting an art fair featuring all the cool and creative projects we’ve worked on in art class.
What I love most about art is that everyone’s work is beautiful in its own way! Think about how booooooring life would be if we all looked the same, dressed the same and liked the same things.
It’s the same way with art – there’s no right or wrong when it comes to creativity – and you never have to have worry about your project being perfect. It’s what puts the “u” in “unique”!
I simply ADORE decorating items for my bedroom. Here’s a fun and easy “stained glass” project you can try at home!
What You’ll Need…
- some pretty colored tissue paper
- a bottle of Mod Podge (you can get it at most craft stores) or glue
- a paintbrush
- something to decorate – ask a grown-up to help you find an old container like a small box, bottle or jar (I like to use old peanut butter or jelly jars for mine. Just make sure to wash them out before you start.)
What To Do…
- Start by ripping different colors of the tissue paper into small strips – they don’t need to be the same size or shape.
- Once you have a small pile, dip your paintbrush into the Mod Podge and apply a light coat onto a section of your container. (If you’re using glue, you’ll need to squirt some into a plastic cup and stir in a few drops of water.)
- Carefully lay a strip of the tissue paper down onto the sticky surface, and then repeat until the entire thing is covered with the colored strips. You can even make patterns like stripes or zigzags if you like!
- Want to add a little extra pizazz? You can add glitter or any kind of leftover craft supplies (like buttons, fabric, sequins or beads) to your finished project.
Once it’s dry, you can use your “stained glass” project to hold special treasures like seashells or marbles, or use it to hold any items you might have lying around, like barrettes or crayons. It’s YOUR creation – have fun!
Do you like working on craft projects or creating art? If you do, I’d love to know what types of things you like to make. Tell me about them in the comments below.