Fused Glass Ornaments: Fun for Kids

My little ones have been begging to get in the glass studio with me for quite some time. I haven't felt comfortable with the idea until now. Christmas ornaments seemed like the perfect project for kids to introduce them to the art of glass.

fused glass Christmas ornaments
Christmas Ornaments 2014

I pulled a bunch of pieces out of my scrap bin and ran any rough edges through the diamond grinder so they weren't sharp. I had amassed a collection of pre-fused frit balls and broke up a bunch of colored stringers and let them create their masterpieces.

fused glass Christmas ornaments
by Nadia, age 7 & Benno, age 5

Previously I pinned a bunch of cute examples to my Pinterest board, pulled it up on the iPad and let them choose what they wanted to make. It was so much fun watching them design and create with very little guidance from me. I think they turned out fabulous!

fused glass Christmas ornaments
by Nadia, age 7
It is almost hard to see them all go to new homes with family, but I believe they will be very much appreciated.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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