This file has 11 different pages for a unique stained glass project that I use with my first graders.I have shared with upper grades too! I included Christmas versions and generic non-Christmas versions for those students that do not celebrate Christmas. I love the generic versions the best! The are so beautifully unique once the first graders add their creativity. Think of this project as a homemade window cling
This project correlates with an Art object to understand and identify hot and cold colors and recognize and use foreground and background in ART.
My instructions are that the students must alternate between hot and cold colors on the fractured back ground or that the picture must be one and the background is the other. It strenthens their understanding of foreground and background as well. I decide which way to do it depending on the class and their practice needs.
I print the pictures on overhead plastic sheets and have the students use permanent markers to color. I have used dry erase markers but the colors are not as vibrant. I prefer the multi- colored sharpy permanent markers.
After they have colored I let them dry and then place them in a page protector with a colored frame to hang from the ceiling to decorate the classroom. To make the frame I take a colored piece of paper and cut out the middle to create a simple 1/2 inch colored frame and place it inside the page protector with the student's stained glass art project.
It is absolutely beautiful and each year I always have kids say they are going to give theirs as a gift to their parents. I love a two-fer!
Tip: Have a white piece of paper under the overhead plastic sheets while they color. It makes it easier for the sweet ones to see what they are doing.
If you don't specify that each "box" must be a different color you will get kids that want to use their favorite color for all of it. The thing that makes this project beautiful is lots of different colors!