Preschool Stained Glass Craft Tutorial
This tutorial will guide you in making this beautiful Stained Glass craft with your preschoolers! This craft, that compliments a Medieval Fantasy theme, has it all: simple ingredients, low-mess, art, color exploration, a splash of science, satisfy that urge to squeeze and get a mini history lesson...what are you waiting for? let's get started!
Invite your preschoolers to make their stained glass pictures to keep for themselves or to use as a classroom display. This preschool craft will fascinate your preschoolers and give them autonomy as they create their own unique piece of art.
Stained glass can be found throughout many famous castles, which makes this activity perfect for pairing with a fairy tale and medieval theme. Check out the tutorial below to get started.
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*Teacher tip: We recommend having the glue and the water measured prior to inviting preschoolers to join in on the craft.
Let's Get Started
In a small cup mix glue and water with a popsicle stick until well combined. Small dixie cups work perfectly because you can toss them when your done which helps with clean-up.
Pour onto the clear plastic plate to cover the inner circle of the plate. This is a great time to practice concentration with preschoolers as well as the importance of completing the task slowly.
Next it's time to add the food coloring. Before starting this step ask your preschooler to think about how they want their craft to look, consider where to place each drop. If it's more their thing just to wing it that's great too! Taking a moment to consider the results, regardless of the approach, is great for those executive function skills.
Add 6-8 drops of food coloring of your choice.
Now for the splash of science. Before this step ask your preschooler what they think will happen when they add the dish soap. Have they ever experimented with dish soap before? Take notice of what happens during this step.
Add 4-6 drops of dish soap and once the dish soap is added allow time for drying.
Watch as the colors run and mix together to create a beautiful piece of stained glass that your preschoolers can take along with them!
Reflect on the experience and do it again!
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