Kids will love this simple stained glass looking placemat they can make to decorate the Halloween dinner table with. Mom and Dad will cherish this simple stained glass Halloween placemat for years to come.
This is one sturdy Halloween craft that will not end up crumpled or torn in the bottom f a box of memories!
To Make These Stained Glass Halloween Placemats You Will Need:
1 14X16 Frame with mirror
The first step is to find your frame. You need a picture frame with glass and it needs to be large enough to be a placemat, so measure plates and use something slightly larger.
Now. Go ahead and take apart the frame. Remove all the backing and then put the piece of glass back inside of the frame. This way no little hands can get hurt.
Now, use a piece of scrap drawing paper cut out to the same size to create your Halloween placemat pattern on. Kids can draw out scary cats, full moons, bats, and even pumpkins their paper.
Encourage the kids to draw images in a very outlined and cartoonist manner.
Now, place the sheet of paper with the Halloween patterns under the glass frame.
Have the kids use the black or gray puff paint to go ahead and draw the stained glass “lead” outlines. Be liberal and create a nice thick puff paint lines that are tall.
Now, the kids will need to let this puff paint on their stained glass shallower placemat dry. It may tae up to 24 hours.
Once the puff paint stained glass “lead” has dire they can start filling in the color.
You can find ceramic glass paint at your local craft store or art store. It costs about $2.50 a bottle and will last a while.
Have the kids paint in the areas of color to transform the explain glass frame into a Halloween placemat that looks like stained glass.
Now, you need to let the paint dry again.
Once the pain has dried on the Halloween stained glass place mat craft you are basically finished.
If you want light to shine through the stained glass placemats while you are eating dinner you can use some of those little light strips or glow sticks. Break them to release the light ad place one or two underneath each Halloween stained glass placemat!
Kids are going to love making these Halloween stained glass place mat crafts as much as Mom and Dad will cherish them.
You can also lean this stained glass artwork in the window when you are not at the dinner table.