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Re: Simple Ornament gift idea

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Lorena Nalin (nalin)
Wed, 9 Dec 1998 19:38:34 -0700


Today while visiting a fifth grade classroom, the homeroom teacher pointed
out the "stained glass windows" they had made.

I don't do very much holiday art projects, but this one has some
possibilities.

In this class, photocopies were made of simple holiday picture, like you
might see in a coloring book or pattern book. The students tape this down
to their work area and placed a sheet of plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap)
large enough to cover, this was also taped down at the corners to stretch it
smooth.

With colored markers, students filled in the areas of the design and
outlined each section in black to make the "leading".

After the design was complete, a heavy paper plate was covered with crumpled
aluminum foil and the clear plastic wrap with design was stretched over the
plate and taped down. A hole was punched at the top and a string tied so
the "window" could be hung. The most vibrant windows also had the most
crumpling of foil underneath.

They looked great sparkling in the morning sunlight. Maybe you could use
the snowflake cutouts to inspire the window. Just a thought.

Lorena Nalin
Elem. art
Tucson, AZ


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