Since so many of you Real Learning people have been sharing your great craft ideas for a Mary Altar…we came up with our own Mary craft for today!
In honor of Our Lady and the tulips, we created our very own tulip stained glass!
print out on shrink plastic like that seen here:
color with bright colors and bake in a well ventilated room according to directions! and voila! you have a beautiful stained glass image of a tulip to honor Our Lady and place in your window! If you want to hang it, make a small hole in the plastic before baking and put it on a beautiful ribbon!
(as a little aside…this shrink plastic has so many wonderful uses…like using it for a Jesse tree in Advent! I can share more! I have loads of ideas!!
We are keeping a special Marian notebooking project that we are adding to during this whole Marian month and continuing on until August 15th. We are tying our whole project into our Mary garden. On August 15th we have a custom in our parish of bringing flowers to church to be blessed which we then place in our homes. These flowers will be placed around our indoor Mary altar!
The notebook project we are working on is one that I will write more about in future days. One thing that we are doing for the tulip is utilizing special scrapbooking paper cut into a basic tulip shape and putting our tulip copywork on that paper using the prayer/poem from our other post today. We will mount it into our Mary notebook/lapbook on some pretty paper and we will embellish it with tulip stickers and cut outs of tulip flowers from seed catalogs and gardening magazines (ask your library for discards!) as well as images from the net!