Secret Stained Glass
First graders made stained glass art! Okay, it's not really glass, I used plastic instead of sharp glass with first graders :) We looked at lots of examples of stained glass, from Tiffany to the glass in the Sagrada Familia (my personal favorite). We also looked at multiple examples of art with letters and numbers, aka Charles Demuth and Jasper Johns. Then we went off and sketched out our designs. We hid a number or a letter and drew lots of straight lines to make it look like broken glass.
We used clear laminating sheets cut in half to make our 'stained glass'. We put a piece of clear plastic down on top of our design.
I made up a bunch of BLACK glue bottles by mixing black tempera paint into half filled regular old elmer's.
Then, we simply traced over our lines with the black glue.
After it dried, we used sharpies to color in the spaces. We used mod podge as a finishing touch to glue everything down again (some of the glue had a tendency to peel up on some kid's work) and to give our art that 'glassy' look. We called it 'secret' stained glass because it's a secret what letter/number we hid in our pictures, you have to search for it!