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« on: November 15, 2012 06:08:16 PM »



I teach Kindergarten.  My class designed snow people out of glass and we tack fused them.  Quite a hoot to see five year olds meticulous about the layout of their hats and scarves.

They measure 3.5 inches by 1 inch.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012 06:31:11 PM »

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I teach Kindergarten.  My class designed snow people out of glass and we tack fused them.  Quite a hoot to see five year olds meticulous about the layout of their hats and scarves.

They measure 3.5 inches by 1 inch.

That's phenomenal!!!0
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012 07:02:30 PM »

These are awesome! Smiley
I bet the kids were very proud, they did so good!
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012 07:38:16 PM »

Cute! Quite an exciting project to do with them I would imagine! They did a very good job too!
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012 09:02:34 PM »

What a special project!! I bet the kids had so much fun with this - I would have!

These are about a million times better than any of the crappy ornaments I made in kindergarten Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012 11:45:32 PM »

This beats the glittery pinecones we get home from kindergarten every year by about a mile!
so cool!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012 02:01:42 AM »

So lovely! What a great idea, these will be treasured for many years.
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012 03:32:01 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012 04:02:03 AM »

I absolutely love that you taught glass to 5 year olds. And these are just awesome! This rocks!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012 04:46:17 AM »

Such a fun things for the children to learn, and a great take home project. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012 08:31:43 AM »

Hehe these are awesome!  I love the different expressions in the eyes!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012 02:42:37 PM »

Very cool. Cool Pun intended. I can imagine the kids thought these were neat as well.
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012 04:14:46 PM »

Awww... these are so cute Smiley And what a great idea for a project for kids! I know I'd be overexcited if I get to take home such a cute thing!
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012 12:19:43 PM »

That is a way cooler craft project than anything I did as a five year old. Way to go, teacher!
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012 12:52:17 AM »

Those are adorable!  Think I need my eyes checked, though - from the thumbnail I kept thinking they were painted keys!
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2012 03:19:27 PM »

LOVE that you took this on with kindergarten kiddos!  Bet their folks are quite impressed with the teacher! 
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012 03:56:43 PM »

I wish we'd made stuff like this
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2012 06:23:03 PM »

I have this love of anything (well, ok...lots of things) in multiples. These little snowmen are just as cute as can be! What lucky kindergarteners to have such a creative teacher!
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2013 06:11:41 PM »

I'm new to fusing and have been doing small projects with my middle school with bails and magnets. I tried a few different types of wires but am not sure what works best for something like you did? What gage and type of wire did you use? Also, how must detail did you go into with teaching the K class? Thanks.
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013 06:51:10 PM »

Elks4elb,

I used 17 gauge HIGH FIRE WIRE.  You can order it online or get it at an art glass supplier.  You can also use copper wire, but note that it will shed some flakes if you do.  Thus, I prefer high fire wire.  The high fire wire will darken, but it maintains it shape and durability.

How much training? - A fair bit.  We talk a LOT about safety, wearing safety goggles, using tweezers to pick up pieces of glass, etc.  The one step that I do for Kindergarten kids is to bring all of the glass to school pre-cut.  So, they simply design and stack the glass.  I glue it and take it home to fire.  They do not learn how to score or break glass.

Next on the books is to make night lights.  We made magnets and sun catchers earlier in the year and glass faces.  They love it.  It is cool to see five and six year olds empowered in the field or art beyond markers and crayons and paint.  I haven't had a Kindergarten student say they didn't want to do a project, yet....
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2013 05:28:18 AM »

OooHhhh...night lights!
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