Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stained Glass Windows

(27 Months)

We were stuck indoors today, that's rare for where we live.  It poured on and off all-day-long.  Since we rarely get rainy days, whenever it does rain, we call it "rainy day pajama day" and stay all day in our pajamas (hence the pi's in the pictures).  We decided to do some fun indoor activities.  One of them was decorating a back door.  We have a door to our home that we've been wanting to put a curtain or blinds on for, well years.  It was never a top priority house project, so it never got done... until today!

I found this awesome looking activity on The Artful Parent.  I knew that it would be perfect for our back door.  When I unrolled the seven feet of easel paper to draw on the kidabunks started with their oohs and aaahs.  They love it when I give them a really long sheet of paper to paint or draw on.
 I love how one minute Wild One is so careful and deliberate with his drawings and the next minute he's drawing all willy nilly.

 Little Miss drew for a little while with two crayons at once, but then became more interested in peeling all of the wrappers off of the crayons.  While they were drawing I created a template of one of the panes of glass on a file folder.  During nap time, I traced outlines of the template on their finished drawing and painted each rectangle with liquid watercolor.  After it dried, I cut out each rectangle and then lightly coated each pane with vegetable oil and placed it on the window.

 Here is our final project!


  1. I love it. We have the same kind of door with no curtain. This is a beautiful way to let in light, but still have some privacy.

  2. How beautiful!!! I wish I had a door like that.

  3. Oh, I love this! So colorful! Thank you so much for sharing with Tuesday Tots! Pinned :)