BCGC introduces Take and Make projects!

Each week we will offer a different project that you can do a home with one of our handy dandy kits. Order by Wednesday the week of the project and then pick up your kit Thursday or Friday that same week between 1:30-5:30 at the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. Want to order a previous week's kit? Click on the order form and please leave a week for pickup. Supplies are limited so reserve your kit today!

 

July 6-July 10: Wacky and Wild Weather

Recycled Glass Wind-chimes

This week's kit is ready to catch the fainest hint of Indiana summer breeze. Using recycled glass bottles, we cut them into rings and then fire them to make organic shaped circles that make merry music when the wind picks up.

Kit includes:

  • Glass rings of varying sizes and colors
  • Metal bar to hang pieces from
  • fishing wire for stringing up glass

Click here to order! Order by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and pick up your supplies Thursday-Friday from 1:30-5:30. Share your creations with us and others on Facebook and Instagram! #BCGCtakeandmake.

The kit is suitable for ages 5+ with supervision. $11.75 per kit


June 29-July 3: Delightful Destruction

Balloon Pop Canvas Painting

There is no fireworks show in Bloomington this July 4th, so we are making our own! This week's kit features exciting explosions, plenty of paint, and marvelous messes. Each kit contains

  • eight balloons prefilled with acrylic paint
  • one 12" x 12" white canvas ready to hang on a wall
  • 2 stick pins

***Spoiler- It is messy and a heck of a lot of fun! ***

Click here to order! Order by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and pick up your supplies Thursday-Friday from 1:30-5:30.

The kit is suitable for ages 5+. $9.75 per kit


June 22-26: Flashy Flowers

Fused Glass Garden Spikes

The end of June is the height of flower season here in Southern Indiana, but like all good things, the blooms fade. Make your own permanent bloom with this week's kit. Garden spike flowers are 8-9 inches tall and made from double thick glass, which makes them perfect to put in a planter, outside or in. Or stick it in your garden to mark your favorite row!

Kits include directions and all the glass needed to make the flower of your choice. Like a Lego kit, you can follow the directions, or design your own flower.

Click here to order! Order by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and pick up your supplies Thursday-Friday from 1:30-5:30 for a fun weekend activity! Once your pieces have been assembled, the glass needs to be returned to BCGC so we can fire it in our kilns. ALL GLASS MUST BE RETURNED TO US BY JULY 10 FOR FIRING

We will fire it and you can pick up the finished pieces the following week.

$34.75 per kit + sales tax.

June 15-19: Fabulous Fathers

Our fathers, biological or otherwise, do so much for us. Mine taught me how to cane rocking chairs, walk silently in the woods, and sing medieval Spanish drinking songs, among other things. What have the positive male role models in your life taught you?

Show your appreciation this June by gifting him a hand made beaded photo holder! This kit is appropriate for ages 5 and up with adult supervision. Put your kit together and then sit with him and figure out what is the best photo to put in it. Maybe one of both of you? Maybe one you took together? Maybe one you both just like?

Click here to order! Order by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and pick up your supplies Thursday-Friday from 1:30-5:30 for a fun weekend activity!

$9.75 per kit + sales tax.


June 8-12: Adventurous Animals

Animal Suncatchers

Make your own set of 2"x 2" fused glass sun catchers! This kit is a little different in that it is a Take, Make, and return to BCGC to Bake! That means you will assemble your glass at home and return it to BCGC by June 19th so we can fire the glass in our kiln to melt the glass together.

  • Kits will include directions and all the glass needed to make three animals of your choice. Like a Lego kit, you can follow the directions, or design your own animal.
  • All the glass in the kits has been pre-heated to round off any sharp edges, but we do recommend that all children under 13 do this project with adult supervision.

Click here to order! Order by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday and pick up your supplies Thursday-Friday from 1:30-5:30.

$39.75 per kit (three sun catchers) + sales tax.


June 1-5: Food for Thought

Pasta Stained Glass

Make a beautiful stained glass window using supplies you might already have in your own kitchen! Supplies needed:

  • dry lasagna noodles
  • food coloring
  • rubbing alcohol
  • clear contact paper
  • black sharpie
  • string

Instructions for this activity will be posted to our website on Thursday.

If you don't have the supplies on hand, you can get a full take and make kit from BCGC.  Click here to order! Order by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and pick up your supplies Thursday-Friday from 1:30-5:30.

$5.75 per kit + sales tax.


May 25-29 : Let there be light!

Glass gem candle holders

Suitable for ages 5 and up with adult supervision.

Each kit contains

  • 1 glass jar
  • 1 small container of silicone glue
  • 2 popsicle stick spreaders
  • 1 pair latex gloves (please let us know if you have a latex allergy)
  • lots of glass gems
  • complete directions

Order your Glass Gem Candle Holder Kit today for pick up the following week. All colors but green still available.

$9.75 per kit + sales tax.

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