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Remembrance Day
or Veteran's Day
Stained Glass Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Use this as a craft you can hang in your window or make it as a card for a special friend.  There is an option at the bottom for younger kids, instead of melting crayons.

See other options below or a tissue paper version of this craft.

Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day Stained Glass Craft

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Take the paper off the crayons and 'sharpen' them in the pencil sharpener.  Let the shavings drop onto 1/2 the waxed paper.
     
  • For our poppy we used mostly red shavings and a little pile of black shavings in a small circle in the centre.
     
  • When you have a nice pile of shavings refold the waxed paper.
     
  • Fold about 1/2 inch around all the edges so none of the wax leaks out when you iron.
     
craft instructions
This is a photo of us doing a heart,
but the process is the same
  • Place the waxed paper containing the shavings down on the ironing board and cover with more scrap paper.
     
  • Iron for a few seconds.  Peek and iron a bit more if necessary.  All the wax should melt.  If you used multiple colours the longer you iron, the more your colors will mix.
     
  • You'll find that nothing happens, nothing happens, nothing happens and then BAM it's totally melted, so just keep waiting a few seconds at a time and peeking so you don't burn anything.
     
  • Let it sit about a minute to cool.
     
iron instructions
  • Fold a piece of construction paper in half and then in half again.
     
  • don't crease very much (the less you crease it the better, but young children may need it creased quite well).
     
Stained Glass Craft
  • Print the template (link below) and cut out the half poppy shape.
     
  • Line up the flat edge of the half poppy shape with the folded edge of the construction paper.  Trace the half poppy shape onto the construction paper and then cut it out.
Stained Glass Craft
  • Unfold the last fold of the construction paper and you'll see a poppy shape in the middle.
     
  • Unfold the construction paper again and put glue around one of the cut out poppies.  Put your waxed paper ("stained glass") onto the glue and cover the cut out poppy shape.
     
  • Put glue around the poppy shape on the other half of the construction paper and fold it over so the 'stained glass' is sandwiched between the construction paper.
     

Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day Stained Glass Poppy Craft

Optional:

Thanks Geri for sending this in!
"Have the kids color a picture with crayons.  They can color dark or light - it doesn't matter but the darker sometimes looks better.  They really do look like stained glass pictures, especially if the picture had heavy black lines."

Optional:

Thanks Terri for sending this in!
"I have done for this to make it more suitable for younger kids.  Instead of using wax paper and melting crayons..."  (See tissue paper version of this craft)

Craft Templates:

 Poppy Template

 

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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