Craft: Stained Glass Tulips

Activity Directions:

While Armistead Peter 3rd and his wife Caroline were living at Tudor Place, they exchanged tulips at Easter. In the fall they planted tulips in the garden and the flowers still grow here! It is now your turn to create and share tulips with people you love.

Watch the video to see how to create your own stained glass tulip!

What you’ll need:

  • Colored paper
  • Wax paper
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • An iron

How to create a stained glass tulip:

Your stained glass artwork is going to be framed with colored paper, so take a piece and cut out a flower shape. You can also cut out a stem and leaves to add on. Next, use a crayon sharpener or scissors to create crayon shavings. Choose three or four crayons for a variety of colors. This step is best with an adult’s help!

Lay out a piece of wax paper and place the crayon shavings on top. Fold the wax paper over itself, so that the crayon shavings are completely covered. You might want to place this wax paper envelope on top of a towel, so that in case any shavings fall out they don’t get on your work surface.

Iron the wax paper for several seconds. Watch it closely, because the wax will melt all at once! Once you’ve melted the wax (and let it cool!) position your flower frame over the paper, and glue them together. Cut off any extra wax paper that shows. You’re all done! Make as many tulips as you’d like.

After you create your stained glass tulips, hang them in a window to catch the light, or share them with your friends and family!

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