Big Brother and I made these cute stained glass pumpkins yesterday and they are now gracing our presence above the kitchen sink. We really enjoyed making these together, especially since they involved two things Big Brother LOVES to do…color and spray water!
Here’s what you’ll need: coffee filters, markers, scissors, a glue stick, a spray bottle with water, and either a laminator or contact paper.
Get your orange markers ready…we used regular markers, fine tip markers, and do a dot markers.
Start coloring directly on the coffee filters! Big Brother chose to use the regular markers and I wanted to do a polka-dotted pumpkin…
(You’ll also need to use one coffee filter for green and brown (for the stem and leaves) as well.)
Get your spray bottle ready and gently spray the coffee filters. Keep in mind that a little water goes a long way! If you spray it until it’s soaking all the colors will seep out onto the plate in the water instead of absorbing into the coffee filter.
Let the coffee filters dry. Depending on how wet they are, this could take anywhere from 1-6 hours.
Once they’re dry, cut the green section in the shape of the vines and the brown section into the shape of the stems.
Use a glue stick to secure them into place.
You have two choices for “sealing” the pumpkins. You can either sandwich the pumpkins between two layers of contact paper (sticky sides together) or you can use a laminator. I have this laminator and use it all the time. I buy the generic laminating pouches from Sam’s because they are MUCH cheaper than the Scotch brand! I opted to use the laminator since the final product looks nicer and tends to stay protected better…plus, I’m planning to keep these for next year too.
Secure on your window with a little clear tape and you’ve got a lovely fall decoration!