So what do you do with all those sweetie wrappers left over from Christmas that you’ve been saving to do a craft with? Well here’s a fabulous and effective idea that even the smallest of children can do. We made a beautiful stained glass window feature on the patio doors.
Here’s how we did it…
The most important job, and by far the most pleasurable job, was to start off by ensuring we had enough sweetie wrappers for our activity. And the only way we could do this was to make sure all the sweeties were eaten. A hard task right? But someone’s got to do it. And all in the aid of childhood fun.
I then straightened all the wrappers out. Don’t fret if they are still crumpled as this works out as you go along.
I then added a splash of water to a plate and added a few drops of PVA glue. I dipped a sponge into the mixture and used it to coat one side of the wrap. The addition of the wet sponge quickly made the wrapper smooth.
I checked to see if it would work before setting up a plate for the kids to use on their own.
And it worked a treat! They just coated the wrappers and pushed them onto the window, smoothing out air bubbles with their fingers.
Take a peek at the Stained Glass Windows we made out of boxes!
Boo enjoyed looking through each wrapper to see how the colours in the garden changed. It made for a great experiment.
So all in all, we got to eat chocolates, we did a little bit to recycling and we had the most wondrous window of colours to enjoy.
And if you haven’t any sweetie wrappers to use then how about using leaves! Look how stunning our Autumn Leaf Window turned out!