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Celebrating Seven with Stained Glass Art & American Greetings

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Seven years old. I can’t believe it. I started this blog shortly after he was born and now my baby is a big seven year old boy who loves playing outside, riding his bike and anything that involves art. He’s growing into such a bright young boy. When we asked him what he wanted to do for his party he said he wanted to do art projects. I loved the idea of an art themed party because I knew the kids would have a blast!

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Once the art theme was decided I went shopping at Meijer because they have all of the party goods items needed for a great party! I wasn’t disappointed at all. There are a few aisles full of American Greetings products! They had the gift bags I needed, the cards, tissue paper for our art project, the cups, plates, napkins and candles – all from a favorite brand of mine, American Greetings!

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Birthday_Boy

We celebrated his birthday when we got back from our vacation. We had some of his neighborhood friends over and some family members. We started with presents and cards. Meijer has the perfect card for every age, including general cards and cards with licensed characters.

Party items from American Greetings

I love getting the cards that mention the child’s age, they are fun for keepsakes! After gifts and cards we moved on to pizza for dinner and then of course had the traditional cake and ice cream.

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Their cake and ice cream was served on cute, colorful plates and their milk in matching cups. I thought these American Greetings plates, cups and napkins full of color were perfect for our art themed party! The kids love being silly together and this day was more reason to do so. They had a blast and when I talked about the stained glass art project we would be making their eyes lit up. It was magical!

Art Party Project

There were a few art projects that came to mind when I started planning his party but I needed to keep it simple and decide on one project. With several kids attending that are under the age of 5 it could prove to be difficult if I added too many things into the plans. I decided on the stained glass art project because it’s July, it’s sunny…why not have beautiful stained glass art hanging on our windows? It screams summer to me and when I was at Meijer I saw just how many beautiful colors American Greetings offers in tissue paper, it would be the perfect fun project!

Stained Glass Art Project

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Items needed for Stained Glass Art:

  • American Greetings tissue paper cut into small pieces (use as many cheerful colors as you desire!)
  • shapes cut out of construction paper (we used circles, rectangles and hearts)
  • clear laminate peel paper (shelf liner works great)
  • American Greetings ribbon
  • Paper Punch
  • Scissors

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  1. Cut out the shapes from construction paper. Also cut the center out to be able to place your “stained glass” pieces.
  2. Next, cut the laminate paper into squares large enough to fit the shapes on top with an edge around it. 
  3. Peel the paper from the sheet of laminate paper and lay it on the table. 
  4. Place the construction paper shape on top and press all sides so it sticks.art
  5. Have fun decorating your art piece! Stained_Glass_Art_2
  6. Once you are happy with the pieces you’ve added to your shape peel the second sheet of laminate paper.
  7. Place laminate paper on top and press across entire shape to secure pieces. Stained_Glass_Heart2
  8. Cut around the shape leaving about 1/4″ laminate paper around the shape. Ribbon_On_Art
  9. Next, use a paper punch and place one hole in the top of the shape.
  10. Cut some American Greetings ribbon to use for hanging.
  11. Attach the ribbon to your art piece. Stained_Glass_Heart
  12. Hang in your window and enjoy the colors!

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Our day was made brighter with help from American Greetings. The decor, the cards, the gift bags, the art project…it was all full of color and presented a cheerful environment on its own! We had the perfect summer fun birthday mixed with color and amazing art!

What American Greetings products do you use in art projects?

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. What a fun birthday activity! The children were happy about the birthday hands-on project; lots of colors😁

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