Kid’s Faux Stained Glass Greenhouses- Earth Day and Beyond

 

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Faux Stained Glass Greenhouses

Have you checked out IKEA’s Vinduruva green houses?  They are awesome!  We have made fairy houses and Three Little Pig “glass” houses using them.  This week I got together with a Girl Scout troop and we worked on a project to help get their outdoor art badge.  They made faux stained glass greenhouses using these small structures from IKEA.  (While writing this post I wasn’t able to find them online, which worries me, but I did purchase them from the IKEA- Roundrock location.  They sell them in a pack of three for $9.99, I believe.  I thought it would be fun to bring the outdoors in.  This project introduces kids to the art of stained glass, greenhouse structures, transparency, luminescence, … and plant life.

What you need:

  • Vinduruva IKEA green houses
  • black electrical tape
  • chalk markers
  • a plant to go inside (We used succulents.)

What to do:

  1. Make lines with the tape to create your design.
  2. Color in some of the shapes with chalk markers or window markers.  Leave some clear to ensure light can get in.

What is a greenhouse?  A structure with a transparent roof or walls that lets light in, while controlling the climate inside to grow plants or vegetation.  A miniature greenhouse is called a cold frame.

What is stained glass?  Colored glass that is pieced together to create a design or picture.  It is usually found in churches or mosques.

The second part of our outdoor art project:

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Decorative Plastic Planters

I made a “rainbow shaped” template for the kids to decorate and cut out.  This was later placed between two plastic cups (planters), to protect the drawing.

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Faux Stained Glass Greenhouse


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