stained glass candles came from aimee at artsyville.
she has a really cute etsy shop and i love to read her blog.
is there a proper name for these candles?
i bought them at our grocery store in the ethnic foods isle.
there is one isle at our store with anything considered "ethnic"
when i first moved to kansas i called my friend lisa in IL. from the grocery store for her yummy salad recipe.
she sent me looking for rice vinegar.
i said "they don't have it"
she said "go to the asian food isle."
i said "i"m in it….it's about 3 ft wide by 3 ft. high"
we about died laughing.
you gotta love small towns.
i removed the label of the Virgen de Guadalupe.
(craft stores would probably have these already without the labels…or you could use a jar and a votive….)
(also, i saw them at walmart today in the candle section without labels….$1.65)
i gave the kids some watered down glue and paint brushes.
i had them paint sections of the glass with the glue and then lightly put a tissue paper square on the glue.
the less they touch with their hands….the easier the craft.
talby turned her candle upside down and worked her way up.
that was a good plan.
when the tissue paper sticks to the glue then they can paint over the top of the paper with more glue.
then it all lays flat and the colors blend so nicely.
if it gets too hot….just take your shirt off.
craft thursdays are free from the bondage of clothing.
i took about five minutes before we started to cut a bunch of small-ish squares from tissue paper we had.
when the glue is dry then they are done!
we were careful not to get any glue or tissue paper on the inside of the glass.
AND….one last thing.
i told talby that craft thursdays are over and she said "WHAT!?! We HAVE TO BE DONE?!"
she looked so bummed that i quickly answered "NO! we don't have to be done! we can still make crafts after school"
that made all the crafts all summer even better.
***school started today!!
full reports to come….