Create looks-like stained glass greeting cards using traditional or contemporary images. Handmade cards are always appreciated!
Stained glass is used for a variety of decorative purposes. Research information about how stained glass is made. Find out why many of the world’s religions represent symbols in stained glass. Find stained glass examples in your community.
Choose a holiday celebrated by people from a culture or heritage other than your own. What are some symbols associated with this holiday? What do they represent? Share information with your classmates about holidays such as Eid al-Fitr or Christmas.
Fold Crayola Construction Paper into a card. Draw several symbols associated with the holiday that you researched on white Crayola Color Explosion™ Paper with the black marker. You could even leave parts of each image white to contrast with the colored background. Cut out the symbols.
Cut a piece of Color Explosion Paper slightly smaller than your card. Reveal surprising stained-glass effect colors in the background with a Color Explosion Marker. Watch colorful shapes appear. Outline some of these shapes with the black marker or outline your own symbols. Add interesting textures to the symbols.
Create a colorful greeting appropriate for the holiday on more Color Explosion Paper.
Glue your designs on the card. Air-dry the glue.
Embellish the card with additional images, sparkling Crayola Glitter Glue, or other craft materials if desired. Air-dry the glue before handing the card.
Express yourself with Illuminated Letters! Decorate your initials with delicate layers of bright watercolor details.
Research ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and tell a wall story with an interesting crayon resist technique.
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