Stained glass easel starter

Through out our study of glass, we also explored the concept of stained glass both through a simple stained glass art process and this ready to go stained glass easel starter…

Stained Glass Easel Starter by Teach Preschool

I will share with you are stained glass art process and the book we read along with it in my next post. To help introduce our stained glass art process and our stained glass easel starter, I brought with me a few small stained glass suncatchers my father had made a long time ago…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

The children were able to see how the different colors of glass pieces were soldered together to make one design like a butterfly, apple, or flower….

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

To integrate the concept of stained glass designs throughout the classroom, I set up the easel with tape and washable window markers so the children could complete the stained glass effect as they stopped by throughout the morning…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

We explored the concept of stained glass in many ways, including our sugar glass mosaics which I have already shared with you, so this was just a simple way to extend the idea in other parts of our classroom…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

As the children made their way over to the easel, they would color in one or more open spaces in our stained glass tape design…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

Gradually, more of the open spaces were filled in throughout the day…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

By the end of the day, most of the open spaces in our stained glass easel were filled with color…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

We left the stained glass easel up for several days and simply washed off the color each day for the children to start again as they wished…

Stained Glass Easel Art by Teach Preschool

In my next post, I will share with you our alternative stained glass art process so check back with me!

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

2 Comments

  1. Anne November 19, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I love the ‘group effort’ of everyone being able to contribute to the class ‘work of art’!

  2. JDaniel4's Mom November 20, 2013 at 6:15 am - Reply

    What a wonderful group activity! I need to drag out our easel and try this at home. I have pinned this post.

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