MAD (Mindie, Adam, Alex, David) Family Fun is the result of friends and family asking "How do you find so much fun stuff to do?" So, I decided to share with everyone! There are no BIG secrets involved, I promise. I just have a knack for finding fun and now I want to share it with you!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stained Glass Leaf Craft

If your children are anything like mine, during the fall they pick up all the beautiful colored leaves and ATTEMPT to bring them into the house. I say attempt because around here, I have had to put a stop to bringing large numbers of real leaves into the house. They get left around and dry out. Then the dog, cat, or baby finds one and tries to eat it. Just over all a messy headache.

So what is a mama to do when the young long for beautiful fall leaves? Craft some! This simple project really does add a touch of color and fun to a room. So let's get started......

I did allow one leaf in to use as a template (and yes the baby did try to eat it.) We cut leaves out of fall colored construction paper. Next we folded them in half and cut out the centers to give us a picture frame effect.

We used clear contact paper, put the frame on it and then filled the "frame" in with torn tissue paper. Once the tissue paper was in, we put a second piece of contact paper on the back to seal it in. The we simply cut around the shape and hung with tape in a window! This craft is so easy even little kids can put the tissue paper on. And they really are beautiful when the sun shines through!! Why not make a few for around your house.


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