2nd and 3rd Graders are studying art from around the world! This week we finished up a lesson on Stained Glass pieces from Great Britain and other parts of Europe. We viewed many pictures and examples of stained glass. We also discussed materials artists might use when creating stained glass. Next, students created their own "stained glass." Of course, we were not able to use glass and metal, so we used black construction paper, glue, and construction paper crayons. First, I asked students to draw on the black paper with pencil. They were allowed to draw a desert scene, flowers, or an underwater scene. I demonstrated how to draw big and fill up the whole paper. It is very important to draw big with little details for the next step. The next step is to trace over the pencil lines with regular Elmer's school glue. When the glue dries clear it will show the black paper underneath and have a shiny, metal look. When the glue dries completely, students use construction paper crayons to color in between the glue lines, not over the glue. Students make sure to color the whole paper so there is no black paper showing. They did such an amazing job!!