With Halloween stuff filling up the shops I thought it might be fun to make a stained glass pumpkin. We had loads of fun recently making our Elmer suncatchers and when I saw this pack of coloured cellophane in Wilkinsons at the weekend I thought it would be a great way to make the colours a bit brighter! The end result looks like stained glass and it also gave us a great opportunity to talk about colour mixing!
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You will need:
Sticky back plastic (contact paper)
Needle and thread
How to make it!
The first thing I did was to cut out a pumpkin shape from the orange card, I drew it in pencil first as I was a bit worried about going freehand!
Then I invited my son to join in. We stuck the shape down on some sticky back plastic. My handy hint here is to stick down each corner with some selotape or washi tape as that stuff will stick to anything going near it, ie my toddlers hands about 468 times.
I also cut out a ‘scary face’ from paper he’d previously painted black, pretty handy as I have no black paper.
We then both cut out some shapes to fill it in. I did the majority as he’s still a bit unsteady with the scissors and I like to keep to the amount he’s comfortable about doing. He’s pretty happy to do all the sticking though! I wasn’t sure if he knew about colour mixing so as well as doing orange for the main bit of the pumpkin we also did red and yellow so I could show him how orange is made. He then wanted more of these colours so I think that worked! Once he deemed it finished we put another piece of sticky back plastic on the top to hold it all in place. This is what it looked like.
We then cut around the edge of the shape and our stained glass pumpkin was ready to be hung up in the window, all it needed was a needle and thread so it could be hung up.
If your kids enjoyed this craft make sure you check out my new book 30 Halloween Crafts for Kids which is full of fun, achievable and cool ideas!
I think it looks super cute and I’m sure it will be scaring away lots of people on Halloween 😉
If you’re crafting your way through the seasons do follow my autumn and Halloween Pinterest board for loads of gorgeous seasonal inspiration!
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