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Topic: Kindergarten Makes Fused Glass Night Lights  (Read 3596 times)
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« on: February 10, 2013 11:25:00 AM »

My Kindergarten class designed fused glass night lights. Attached are the photos of the work in progress before firing.  They came out quite well.  I failed to take pictures of any after they were assembled, but the kids were beyond excited with the results.  - I can't show their faces on the pics, obviously - but the expressions were those of kids deep in thought and careful with accuracy!

They measured 2.5 inches square.  I attached them to night light kids I got on line.

...So...This is what insanity must be like, I thought.....and I could kind of see the appeal.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013 11:31:16 AM »

Seriously?  You are like the most amazing kindergarten teacher ever!  Not only do they have a piece that will be kept forever - but the tasks you allow them to undertake empower them and build confidence in young children.  I'm quite impressed - with their work, and your passion as an educator.  I would so request you for my own children - if they weren't already in college!  LOL 

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013 11:54:22 AM »

id take that class.  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013 02:40:11 PM »

Thanks!  it is great fun to introduce the kids to a new medium.....and they really enjoy it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013 05:11:03 PM »

How awesome are you!? What a great teacher you are.  Smiley

« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013 04:24:54 PM »

I am so impressed! I am a fused glass artist and homeschooling mom and I would LOVE to introduce my girls to fusing! Can you give us more details on the process you followed with them? Goggles? Safety procedures? Anything at all would be a great help!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013 10:26:35 PM »

foreverandalways,  I cut all of the glass ahead of time in various shapes.  Then I modeled how to stack the glass so they could have a few ideas of what they might design.  They wore goggles- though they didn't really need to since the glass was already scored and cut, but why not?  They used tweezers for the most part, but they kept wanting to touch the glass. Nobody has been cut... yet.  Then they arranged the glass, I dropped drops of glue by the glass edges and then took them home to fire.  Viola.  It is adult intensive, but the kids love it.  Hope that helps.

...So...This is what insanity must be like, I thought.....and I could kind of see the appeal.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013 12:37:13 PM »

Thanks, Joby560! You have definitely inspired me to do this with my girls!
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013 08:27:52 PM »

I want to be in your kindergarten class.

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