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« on: December 22, 2011 09:32:37 AM »

Made these with baby.sweets4ever last night (who is now 3, wow!).  It was a great activity for counting, shapes, colors and just all around crafting fun.  They'll be gifts for his grandparents for Christmas. Smiley

The glue is still a bit wet in my photos, but I couldn't wait to share.



Supplies:
Frame
Colorful beads, tiles, etc. -- I used glass, but plastic would work just as well.
Glue -- I used glue that dries clear, so the finished windows aren't cloudy.
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Super glue (optional for hanging)
Suction cups (optional for hanging)



Steps:

Organize your supplies.  Swoon over the pile of shiny objects before you.


Remove the back of the frame.  Brush a thin layer of glue over the entire glass surface.
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Get to playing!  Let the kiddos go crazy with glass and beads.




Momentarily throw your sustained attention span aside.  Stack the shiny objects into towers instead.


Get back to the task at hand.


Optional for hanging.  Super glue suction cups to the back of your frame.  Use four, if your finished project is pretty heavy and you're paranoid it might fall (like I am Cheesy).


Fresh off the craft table last night.


This AM in the (dreary Ohio) sunlight! Smiley


This project was 110% inspired by Play at Home Mom's window art blog post.  She rocks! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011 09:50:09 AM »

Those are so pretty!  And what a terrific kid-friendly craft that's also grown-up friendly!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011 09:52:47 AM »

Thanks!  So easy & fun.

And it's not entirely scary to display, either!  Not that all children's crafts aren't obviously beautiful. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011 10:11:08 AM »

I like  Smiley It looks fun to make Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011 11:03:13 AM »

You are passing on the craftster tradition of making future members...

How great that you craft together--such quality time with your child!

And, they really are pretty enough to display proudly by anyone, but particularly grandparents, who love everything!  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2011 11:11:20 AM »

What a great kid-friendly project, thanks so much for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011 11:24:01 AM »

Camden may look like his Dad, but he is creative like him Mom!  Smiley

This is such a clever project for little ones. The shapes and spacial relationships, and color all using the brain to plan.

Also like his apron. I have to wear one too, or I ruin clothing quicker than you can say oy vey!
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011 12:07:12 PM »

What a fun idea, and the perfect gift for the grandparents. baby.sweets4ever is definitely an artiste!
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What a fun project! It turned out lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011 12:30:51 PM »

Fun!  I saw the blog post with ideas too, every time I see her blog it makes me want to go buy a light box!
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