4th Grade Stained Glass Windows

Our school has a courtyard in the middle of the 4th, 5th and 6th grade hallways and we felt like the windows to the courtyard could use a little bit of color.  So here we went.  This was a great lesson to talk about the difference between geometric and organic shapes.  To make a window, trace a border with the width of a ruler on black paper, then draw some large geometric shapes in the middle.  Next, break up the rest of the space with organic lines that will make organic shapes.

Then, we cut out the shapes, making sure to leave a black border about 1/2" thick between the shapes to make a black frame.  Last, fill the shapes with colored tissue paper. 

We felt like these windows mad a de-LIGHT-ful addition to our art show.  Cheesy, I know, but I have to be, it's elementary school, right?

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