Crafty Stained Glass

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This was a project, adapted from this site, that was easy to throw together as a last minute rainy day activity. I shouldn’t say rainy, it was just dripping a little, but I wanted to get the kids off the kindles! All you need is wax paper, popsicle sticks, glue and markers, I used the sharpies I got for shield decorating.

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First you need to make your frames. I used hot glue on the corners to make sure they were sturdy.

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I used my trusty glue sticks to attach the wax paper to the frames. I folded the excess over and used more glue to ensure a sturdy hold. Cut off the excess if you so desire, I did.

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Let the kids loose with the markers. I put them on a foam plate to protect my table, but it ended up not being necessary.

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I geeked out a little on mine, adding shadowhunter runes. After all, a sharpie is a mundane’s stele!

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I used tape to attach yarn as a means of hanging it.
Then you hang it in a window to add some color to your plain old windows! Gorgeous, simple and super fun for the kiddos!
Color on!

Popsicle Bow and Arrow

I’ve been excited to try this one for awhile now, but I was doomed to disappointment. You start with popsicle sticks, dental floss, a sharp knife and q-tips.
You cut 4 small notches into your popsicle stick, 2 on each end. Once you have your notches carved, they should look like this

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Then you soak them in water for at least an hour to soften the wood. Once they’ve soaked long enough, you take them out and gently bend them, then tie your dental floss from one set of notches to the other. This is where it all went wrong.

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I’ve successfully bent assorted pieces of would, but they need to be thinner than popsicle sticks apparently. Both sticks that I had soaking broke at the bending portion of the program.
I can’t reference the original pin because the link is no longer good. This is one sad Stevie today!
I may look for some thinner sticks to attempt this later.
Assuming you manage to make this work, you then cut one end off of your q-tips to make your ‘arrows’. Try to be adult about it and don’t use toothpicks!