Gold/Evening [Nurture Photography]

These long summer days have been perfect for evening walks. Mikey has been asking to take out his scooter and ride around the neighbourhood as the sun begins to drop below the buildings, so for several days in a row now we have gone outside to play after eating our dinner.

On the days when it has been too hot to do much of anything we stayed inside, with the blinds closed and fans blowing, to do a few craft projects. We made some tissue paper “stained glass” to hang in our window and catch the low evening sun.

Gold/Evening Nurture Photography

*Photos above taken using the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic

Tissue Paper “Stained Glass”

You will need:

Coloured tissue paper
Construction paper
Something circular to draw around (like a plate)
Contact paper or self adhesive laminating sheets

Place the plate (or circular object) on the construction paper and trace around the edge. Cut out the circle and then cut a smaller circle on the inside so that you end up with a frame.

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Tear up the tissue paper into small pieces. Peel the back off of the self adhesive laminating sheet and firmly press the paper frame onto the sticky side. Press the small pieces of coloured tissue paper onto the sticky side and in the middle of the frame until the frame is completely filled.

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Carefully cut around the edge of the frame, cut off any overlapping pieces of tissue paper. Now your “stained glass” is ready to hang in a window where the sun will shine through it. You can either tape it straight to the window, or you can tape a piece of yarn onto the back to act as a hanger. Take care that the yarn does not show through the tissue paper (attach it to the edges of the frame).

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Stained Glass Kid's Craft

Head on over to Live and Love Out Loud today where Kristi has some tips on photographing beautiful silhouettes.

Nurture Photography Challenge - Summer 2013 Edition

I’m teaming up with Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud for another inspiring adventure as we photograph our way through summer with the Nurture Photography Challenge. We’re doing it big this summer and getting the kids involved. We’ve got tips and tutorials, inspiring weekly prompts, and fun summer activities to do with your kids.

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Nurture Photography Challenge - Summer 2013 Edition

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  1. oh you find some great crafts to keep your little man busy! It’s so hard to go outdoors in the evening around here because of those pesky mosquitoes! They sure are a nuisance!
    Tiaras & Tantrums´s last post ..An Evening Sail

    • Mikey had a blast making the “stained glass”, it really is simple to make. I hope your boys have fun! (and boo to the rain, I hope it clears up for you)

    • I actually used self adhesive laminating sheets, which are clear. So yes you would want to use clear contact paper (it’s difficult to show something clear in the photos, I should have been more specific, sorry!)

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