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My 10 year old daughter’s artwork blows me away.
Posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM in sharpie marker on butcher paper | RSS feed
Amy your house is full of talent! You’ve just shot a great picture and Sophie’s terrific! She’s an artist!
Sophie has the advantage of having an art studio in the middle of her house. Always coloring, her whole long life!
I just found this on Pinterest…and love this. Your daughter has amazing talent and it will bring her many hours of pleasure.
Can you tell me if she just did it on the craft paper on the 1 side with the sharpie markers. I run a daycare and think this would be Awesome as a group project for my schoolage kids. Thanks for posting
craft paper should work, the thing is the markers are sharpies. I wish you luck & thank you for the compliment for Sophie!
Awesome! That’s amazing.
Can I ask you where you saw this post, because I’ve gotten almost 200 hits, but it is an old post. Where did you see it?
I found it on Pinterest and then re-pinned it myself. http://pinterest.com/jvanthul/ Hope that’s okay! If not, let me know and I’ll take it off.
Of course you can re-pin it, but I have a blog & my views are now 343, & I posted it on my blog in the fall, thats why I asked. Do you think its just because you repined it?
Well, it looks great as stained glass! I’m sure it’s nice on her wall as well. I’m not sure if the new traffic is just from my pin or from others who have pinned it as well. Are you on Pinterest?
Can I ask you where you saw this post, because I’ve gotten almost 200 hits, but it is an old post. Where did you see it? AND thank you for your great complement!
You’re welcome! It’s a beautiful piece of art! Is it a sharpie drawing on regular paper or wax paper?
Omgosh, it’s the cheapest paper ever, thats why it came out so amazing as stained glass. She taped it to her wall. I would have put it on my window. You know the rolls of paper they have in the children’s section at a toy stores.
Led here from Pinterest. Love this! Pin I followed said this was on waxed paper but I see your clarification. You have quite a budding artist on your hands!
Yes, She did that during spring break. I’ve always had an art studio & she has had something creative to do. But, when she brought that up, I was truly shocked. She is going to be so happy that her art got me 1552 hits today.
I seen this on pinterest and thought it was so pretty!!! My girls are always looking for something different and fun to make, especially when it comes to them drawing or coloring! Your little one did and amazing job
I was an art teacher to a preschool. I found that if you put a paint brush in the hands of 3 year olds, you learn so much from them. Their freedom, no fear of making a ugly picture or a mess or someone won’t like it. Changed the way I painted. She is amazing. She’s 11 years old. I signed up for your emails.
I, too, found this on Pinterest this morning. I teach third grade and have two granddaughters, so I was interested in this project. The pinner had written that this was done on wax paper, but that didn’t seem like it would work to me, so I checked out the link to your page. Lovely artwork!
Sophie is an amazing mystery to me. I question how she knows how to do all that she does. Thank you for complementing her art, I know she will love it & put it in her file.
This is awesome. Please tell Sophie I think she is a gifted artist. I pinned this changing the waxed paper to inexpensive crafting paper. I will also be linking to this on WeeFolkArt.com’s Facebook Page. ~Kimara~
How wonderful. I was a preschool art teacher & learned most of the things I do as art from the little or wee fearless hands, that make the most amazing things. Sophie will love to read your words, thank you for changing it to crafting paper & linking it with your website or blog…amy
::grabbing shopping list and adding sharpies::: my girls will LOVE this and I have a window that gets to much sun. I am going to put the art in there
Thank you for the share!!!
That’s so cool! Sophie asked me to reblog this so she can have everyone see my stuff b/c she feels guilty that she has gotten over 5,000 hits this weekend, I’ve never had hits like that in one day, my top was 503 or something. Sophie is so sweet, she wants to use the popularity of her hits, to bring me high numbers. That is a daughter’s love. I hope your daughter’s have wonderful time, tell them the it took Sophie a week to to make it, because hers is so big…I finally remembered when she made it-spring break.
That is amazing… Your daughter is an artist! Found this on Pinterest. Since I’m a mom too, and I’d be curious why I’d have so many hits on my kids pic, I figured I’d comment;) I’m pinning this as well so my lil folks can try it too!
I hope your lil folk have a wonderful time!!!
I too found this on Pinterest (with that same incorrect caption – I wish they would indicate who made the caption). Is this done with regular markers? Sharpies? Paint? Thanks.
Cheap paper on a roll, usually found in a toy store & sharpies.
I too found this on Pinterest and I love it!! As the mother of a 3 year old boy I am excited to try this…. he might end up looking like a rainbow for a few weeks, but that’s ok
Wonderful fun, I’d watch a three year old with sharpies- you may end up needing a new carpet!
Reblogged this on 2me4art.
I am loving this. I am thinking the paper you refer to may be the newsprint rolls? I want to let my grand daughters loose on a project like this and would love to see these kinds of results. I love the stained glass effect. I also saw this on pinterest.
I usually see the paper rolls at a toy store.
No one can match the heart, truth and innocence that is in a child’s art. That’s what makes is so irresistible. It seems like we, as older ones, are always trying to capture what they already have.
& regain what we lost.
This artwork caught my eye immediately,! it’s beautiful,amazing for a 10 year old. Sophie certainly has the talent.i am wondering if a large roll of freezer paper would work?. I teach art also to k through 8 and this would be a wonderful project for all levels.
Not freezer paper, I’m sorry. She used the cheap paper on a roll from a toy store. The paper has to be thin to allow the light to come through. Sophie is an astounding artist. Thank you for your kind words & I would LOVE to see what your grades come up with, I could post them on my blog!!!
Will this work on wax paper?
No. It was cheap drawing rolled paper usually found in a toy shop. Sharpie ink would wipe off of wax paper.
Love this I have 23 windows need this
I’ll try to change it on my pin,
I too was led here from Pinterest…I’m going to do this myself!! Let’s light in, and nosey neighbors out!! LOL
Have a wonderful time & good luck with the neighbors!
Thank you! She is an amazing kid!
I, too, found this on Pinterest! I LOVE the piece of art she created! She did an amazing job! She has motivated me to teach my own children about the history of stained glass and allow them to create a piece of “stained glass” as your daughter has done. Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Thank you! I read my daughter your response & it made her day. Good luck on your project! It took S. 10 days.
Found this on Pinterest. It’s totally awesome. I’m going to try it for the window on my back door, at least until I can afford custom stained glass. This is awesome.
Wow, I’ll be sure to tell Sophie. Use paper on a roll found at toy stores, like kids R us…Remember in looks great on one side & it should be a window that no one sees from the other side, unless you color that one too! Amy
Thanks for this great idea. I found this on pinterest, sophie should do pinterest with her art, i would definatly follow her . My 4 year old loves markers and we are about to re decorate his room, I’m so excited to try this with him. Thanks again sophie
Good luck! The paper is on a roll & found in toy stores. Do not use wax paper. I will be sure to show your post to her! Thank you! Amy & Sophie
Your daughter is amazing. Gods blessing to your family. I will trying this with my preschoolers Make it into a quilt. Thank you.
A Quilt, what a great idea! Good luck!
I’m going to do this to cover a transom window above my front door. Please thank Sophie for the inspiration., I also re-pinned with a corrected description. Thanks for sharing this.
I’ll tell Sophie! And thank you for re-pinning with correct description!
Im gonna try some tracing paper I have
I bet that will be amazing!
Love this! Great classroom project. Saw it on Pinterest too – and repinned.
Great idea! I will tell Sophie. Thank you for pinning it!
I’ve been wanting to put a “stained glass look” on my living room window. This will work great and will be something I did instead of something bought and I can change it without much cost.Thanks so much. Found this on pinterest.
just remember that both side won’t look the same, so if you do make one, make sure the window is in the back of the house or you can just color the other side too!
This is so pretty; I love Sophie’s work!! I will repin with the correct paper to use. Thank you for sharing!!
Thank you for repinning! I will tell Sophie what you wrote.
Pinterest led me here too. I thought it odd that it said wax paper because I thought sharpies would smudge and as you note it is not wax paper. I just don’t know where to find this very cheap paper on a roll – is it white paper? It looks like it lets light in so a clear or wax paper quality makes more sense. I sure hope I can find the paper. If you find it online can you post a link? Thanks!! Your daughter is quite the artist.
Toy stores carry paper on a roll, look in the art section of toys are us. You can look online, just make sure you are looking for children’s paper, that way you know its cheap & see through. Good Luck!
We used a roll of crafting paper found at Hobby Lobby for $7.99. I used your idea for a group craft project over a weekend church retreat. It turned out beautiful!!! I attached a link to a picture below. Thank you for the wonderful idea!!
Sophie’s mouth dropped open in shock & surprise! Thank you so much for the link to see you amazing project. It turned out beautifully.
Like all of those before me I found this and repinned it on pinterest too. I just want to say how great you’ve been responding to every comment. I hope pinterest continues to bring you success and traffic. Thank you for sharing Sophie’s art with us. You can tell she put in much effort and thought into all of the boxes.
Thank you for repining & the complements. Sophie is one of a kind!
I’m 27 years old, I’m an artist, your daughter is so lucky to have you as a mother. I know your daughter is only 10 but I watched my friends parents tell them no to art schools while my parents embraced my art and sent me to 3 different art colleges, good for you. Love what your children love. Be happy with what makes them happy. And be proud of their talents, no matter what they may be
I wish you luck in your field! I support what makes my kids happy b/c, I want them to be happy! I am an artist & have had an art studio in the house for as long as they remember. If they wanted to hang around with me, they did art…their way. Although when it comes to paint, there were days when I couldn’t handle the stress! Thank you for your sweet words.
What a beautiful work of art. I saw it on pinterest and was curious because it said waxed paper. We may have to get some of that cheap rolled paper from the toy store. Please let your daughter know that her work continues to be appreciated.
I tell her everyday. She is one talented girl! No waxed paper, she did hers on cheap rolled up paper from the toy story, cheap so it shows through, but I would maybe put something under the paper so it doesn’t bleed though. Not sure if Sophie did that or not. She did it on the coffee table while watching tv.
Thanks for the clarification regarding the paper. I did this art project with wax paper with my class, but it didn’t come out as vibrant. Will use the toy store craft paper next time.
toy store craft paper on a roll, super cheap & you can decide the length. I would love to see how it comes out, I would love to post it.
Thank you for being so patient with the waxed paper questions. The minute I saw it, I knew it couldn’t be waxed paper. Ever since starting pinterest, I’ve been going to the original source because of issues like this. Thank you for sharing such beautiful art! I’ll be following your blog from now on- I appreciate your spirit and willingness to let your kids be kids All my best to you!
Thank you, Sophie is an amazing kid. Shocked me the first time I saw it. Thanks for following…I’ll check your blog out.
Your daughter is a great artist! I’m going to have my kids try this on cheap craft paper! Not wax paper
what fun! Will try this with my grandsons and Sunday School kids. Sophie is quite the inspiration!
She is wonderful & very creative.
Also from Pintrest. This artwork is amazing! I can’t find the paper though. Ill keep looking.
toy stores! Usually privately owned toy stores. Paper on a roll. It will work on very cheap office paper, but not as well.
Your daughter is a blessing from God for you! And
she is using her God-given talent to bring you more
attention! Amazing. I’m not sure I know exactly what
the paper is – I’ll check it out. But I wondered it you could
use clear contact paper; leave the backing on during process,
then remove and double back onto another piece of clear
contact paper. Just a thought – then you could frame with
craft foam or craft sticks to hang in a window. Another
thought for handing is using craft glue to paint on the back
of the contact paper to make a window cling.
Those are wonderful ideas to try. I’d watch for smearing though. Sophie came up with the idea on her own. I found the paper on a roll at a toy store (not a chain) the paper is similar to cheap office paper. She is a gift, she amazes me everyday!
I am far behind others as I just saw it on Pinterest and repinned it too! Great idea, thinking of Christmas decorations for kids!
great idea, not wax paper, cheap white paper!
Ooh, this gives me an idea for my storm door for Christmas. I’m going to try a C’mas card stained glass window!
Good luck, make sure you use cheap white paper & not wax. Wax is a mistake! Have a wonderful time!
Haha! I feel bad you have to tell people OVER and OVER, it is cheap, thin paper on a roll from a toy store! I read all of the comments and posts because I wanted to know what kind of paper was used also. This is absoultely amazing. I have a door just like the one in the picture also. I do not like the fact everyone can see right through it, and my apartments refuse to change it out. This is perfect! too bad Sofie can’t make one to cover the whole glass piece for me LOL! SHe is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration
Thanks for letting me know that you read white thin paper. Aaahhhh, happy me. I don’t tell my daughter much about compliments anymore because her head has gotten too big & she is giving me art ideas all the time…
10 years old? Wow!
She was then. She is a marvel. Thank you!
I just pinned this onto my crafty page and changed the paper description to thin white paper!!! Sophie is very talented, she must be 11 by now hope you have some more of her art work on your blog just going to look now! Thank you for posting this
Sophie is 11 now. She has not been doing much art now that school started & she has begun playing in the school band. Its the summer that she has time to put color to paper.
A very nice work from a very good 10 year old artist.
she is that. Thank you
You’re very welcome.
I saw this on Pintrest what kind of paper did she use so cute i want to do this for my house
The paper was very cheap, I found it in a toy store. It was on a roll, when open it feels/looks like very cheap office paper.-amy
Newsprint can be acquired at your local newspaper. I got a roll nearly 6″ in diameter for the best price possible…FREE!
wow! great idea! Thank you for sharing!-amy
Thank you for sharing your daughter’s amazing art work. I am a stained glass artist and was recently asked to teach art at small Christian school for the remainder of the school term. While looking for some ideas for elementary children I came across the picture. Maybe my fourth graders can tackle this on a smaller scale. Thanks again for the share to inspire the rest of us.
Our pleasure! She is amazing, shocks me everyday! -amy
So… just found this today on Pinterest! I’m in South America, so “craft paper” isn’t on the store shelves. Could you describe it so that I could find something like it? Is it like onionskin paper? Or more like newsprint? Thanks… and sorry to bother you!
No bother at all. The paper is more like copy paper or office paper, but thinner. It is also a bit on the smoother side. Make sense? Amy
Ok..so where is the tutorial that “just” blew your mind MOM
I don’t need a tutorial. She just colored cheap paper with sharpies. Do you need a tutorial, Megan?
I shared this on a page that I admin on facebook, Parenthood 101. It is in a Craft album that we have. I provided a link to this page in the description of the photo. I hope that was ok. Let me know if you wish for me to remove it.
No, that is great! I will be sure to tell Sophie! -amy
where are the directions?
This is a coloring done by my daughter, who was 10 at the time. She made it up. She used cheap paper on a roll & colored it with hat sharpies. The paper on the Rommel is like office paper but really thin. Hope this help. – amy
Thank you so much for this great idea!! I can’t wait to try this with my kids!! I have included this in my weekly roundup of useful sites at http://www.doomestic.com Thanks again!
Cool! Just make sure that you say cheap, thin paper. Not Wax paper. And you have to protect the table with a cover, as the sharpies bleed. -amy
Another neat thing, take crayon shaving between wax paper, low iron till it mealts. Makes it like stain glass, so many ways to change this up.
Great Idea, I’ve done that before. I love the smell, weird?
She is a wonderful artist ! How clever ! Keep going your amazing !
Sophie is a bit of a shock everyday. I’ll never meet another like her.-her mom, amy
Wow! Very impressive! Excellent work & creativity, especially for someone so young!
Yup, she is a gifted girl! Thank you for complimenting her, I will make sure she see this tomorrow! -amy
YAHOO for amazing, beautiful creativity! Yep I’m going to share on my blog.
Go for it. Sophie is an amazing kid!
Nice job Mom. Hope Sophie keeps the creativity in her heart.
I do to. She takes my Tuesday art class with three other girls & I gave them two color choices for their canvas. Sophie’s colors where shockingly disappointing to me, but she was happy with what she had done, then she added her theme & her painting blew me away. The whole time, she knew what she was doing, while I assumed she didn’t. I don’t know why I do that, she has been shocking me all her short life!
Yes, we could make ourselves crazy if we thought about all the chemicals we put into our personal space and our planet as a whole. So I say if we can do a few simple things to cut back, all the better.
I am addison and I am 9 years old and I tryed the wax paper and markers and it worked good and if you can try to send me more stuff if you have anymore !!:)!!!!!!<3
Do you want more art projects? Or more examples of Sophie’s stain glass? She only made the one drawing because it took her all of spring break.
This is the most gorgeous child’s artwork I have ever seen!!
That is the result of having an art studio in the house her whole life. And going to almost every child art class I taught.
She has paint in her veins instead of blood -amy
That is awsome you should be proud of your creativity little one im gonna try it. You could put pices in between to pieces of glass and hang in window or cover a window on a door etc. Good job!!!!
She is proud of what she created & humble about all the attention. -amy
This a beautiful piece. I am think it is a great idea for a Sunday school class project. Did you hit 5000 hits?
Sophie has gotten 100,000 hits.I’m glad you like the project.-amy
Great art. Really beautiful!
Thank you, I will tell her you said so.~amy
Over a year after the original date on this and I came via Pinterest! Gorgeous! Thanks for the idea!
People keep reposting. She did it when she was 10, she is now twelve so I think people really like it!~amy
Beautifal, please send me the instructions
Go to toy store look for cheap paper on roll for kids. Color with Sharpie. Thats it.~amy
looking at doing this as a VBS craft with K-5 graders. Just wondering does it take the sharpies awhile to dry. Did she find that they smudged on the waxpaper at all?
I’m sorry-wax paper is a mistake, I wish I could change it! Sophie used a cheap roll of paper that came from a toy store. The paper is like very cheap & thin office paper-except on a roll. It can smear a bit so work from top to bottom! Most artwork should be done that way, that way you wont drag you elbow through paint or markers
Plz tell how she has made it , things req n way to do it . A tutorial with pics will definitely work. Thnx
No tutorial needed. It is cheap paper on a roll, found at toy stores. The paper is thin. The markers she used was sharpies, she drew different squares & rectangles & drew random things that come to a 10 year old mind. That is it! ~amy
She did this on her own. It’s rolled paper usually from a toy story, not art, with regular sharpies. – Amy
Thanks. But not waxed paper, I don’t know why it says that. The rolled up cheap paper found at a toy store
Do you mean the brown Kraft paper? I tried it on wax paper, it looks ok but it’s messing up the markers.
I’m sorry, I’m not sure why it says wax paper. The paper she used was very cheap paper on a roll, usually found in a toy store. Good luck. Amy
Please don’t use wax paper, I’m not sure why it says that. The paper she used was on a roll. The paper is thin & cheap. When she came us stairs to show me I saw that you could see colors on both side, I suggested she hang it in her window. She stuck it to her wall. – Amy, Sophie’mother
Repinned on pintrest today. Going to try to find that paper. How does it do with regular markets? I have a 2yr old & a9 yr old. Dont want to give the 2yr old sharpies. Love it btw!!!!
I’m not sure, but I would try it. Coloring is still fun & if they are beautiful they could be framed! amy
It appears this post has grown wings! I can’t wait to buy sharpies and try this with my ten yr old. Thanks or the inspiration.
It was all Sophie! You should make one along with your 10 year old. Coloring is a great stress reliever. I like to think of it as a mini vacation. -amy
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