Aluminum Foil Becomes Stained Glass
ARTmobile project you can do at home to engage your little ones’ love of art
- Child will learn about stained glass windows and see examples.
- Child will learn about using outlines to create images.
- Child will glue yarn to cardstock to create outlines of his or her image.
- Child will cover cardstock with aluminum foil and uses a pencil to press down on the foil, outlining the creases made by the yarn.
- Child will color in the spaces between the lines with colored markers. (Optional: Add glitter glue sparingly.)
Project should be easily accomplished by ages 4 and up with help from a grown-up.
Project should be accomplished in 30 minutes or less.
- Materials Needed
- Cardstock (already cut to size)
- Aluminum foil (already cut to size)
- Elmer’s glue
- Bic markers
- Glitter glue
- Learn about how stained glass windows are created.
- Learn about how images can be made using outlines and blocks of color.
- Introduce children to stained glass window art.
- Use outlines to create their own images.
- Practice manipulating objects and using tools to create their images.
Looking for the ARTMobile this summer?
You’ll find it each Tuesday at 1pm at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library; at 9am Wednesdays and noon Thursdays at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market; at 6pm Thursdays at the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park; and at 7:30am Saturdays (except July 28) at the Artist Market of Eau Claire at Phoenix Park. The ARTMobile will also be part of Chalkfest on the UW-Eau Claire campus at 11am Saturday, July 28. For a full schedule, visit eauclairearts.com/artmobile.phtml.