Last term we tried our hand at making our own tempura paint, and wow what an experience. Certainly not something I'd ever done
First step: online designs in black on glass. We used paint in tubes too get nice thin lines, its important to have lots a connecting lines to get that stained glass feel This part was a bit tricky for little hands and messy: but we managed. Let dry, which took a few days.
Painting with watered down acrylic paint. Some kids used less water for a more solid and less transparent colour.
Next we sealed the design and I framed the work with another piece of glass: so it remained see-through. Looks fantastic on a window sill or against a white wall.
What could be better than thousands of soft and colourful little-felt balls?
Why a wreath chock full of them of course! I love felt, it is such a beautiful material and one of my favorite to in which to work. Take the challenge and give this project a go; you won't be disappointed. It's also a great project to get the kids involved.
You only need two materials for this felt ball wreath – felt balls and a foam wreath. You can use any size felt ball or a combination; we used 2cm balls.
There is no need to glue felt balls all the way around the back because it needs to sit flat against the wall when you hang it.
In the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot of colourful Christmas wreaths made at Inkwell Studio.