Friday Art: Stained Glass Butterflies

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This past Friday we did a Friday Art project, and of course it was butterfly themed to go along with our Butterfly work for the week. This project Stained glass butterfly craft idea wasย found in my Spring Idea Book (purchased for $1 during Scholastic Dollar Days)

Stained Glass Butterflies Craft

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We printed off our butterfly template from our Spring Idea Book, but you could use any butterfly pattern. I taped the butterfly to the table and then laid saran wrap over the butterfly making it as wrinkle free as possible and then taped the saran wrap to the table as tight as we could get it.
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Next we outlined the black lines using our black permanent marker.
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These were the colored sharpie markers they had to choose from.
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Next we colored inside the butterfly using our colored sharpie markers. We did learn if they press down to hard at all it tears the saran wrap, but it didn’t show up at all on the finished project!
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Ethan’s butterfly all colored in, with mommy’s help to finish.
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After you finish coloring the butterfly in, you take a piece of tin foil a little bigger than your paper plate, and crumble it up, carefully open it up and tape in place over your paper plate. Next very carefully peel off the tape holding the butterfly to the table, lay the saran wrap over the tin foil on the plate and tape into place!
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The tin foil makes them look like they are stained glass.
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Cody’s and Ethan’s on the window in the dining room.
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Here are all of the kid’s finished on the window in the dining room. They turned out so beautiful!
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Stop by and see some of the other butterfly activities on myย Butterfly Pinterest board.
Stop by and check out all the great blogs I link up with for other great ideas to try with your kids.
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37 thoughts on “Friday Art: Stained Glass Butterflies

    • Jennifer,
      Thank for your kind comments! Please share with me how it turns out if you do try them, I would love to see them! Have a great week!

      Nicole

  1. These are really pretty! I wonder if something thicker would work, like a page protector? (Saran wrap is my enemy!)Thanks for sharing!
    I hopped over from Enchanted Thursdays.

  2. Kristine says:

    This is great. I am wondering if using contact paper to back it, instead of tinfoil might let you hang it on a window for a see-through stained glass effect. I am going to try this with my older students! Thank you for the step by step!

    • Kristie,
      I agree that contact paper would work good to, maybe easier to work with than suran wrap to!! Please share your completed project with me if you do it, I would love to see how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

      Nicole

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