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!


Kit of the week: Mosaic ornament

Create your own custom glass mosaic artwork to hang, display, or use as a coaster! We will provide you with the materials, you decide on the design. Your kit includes:

  • 1 Wooden base, roughly 3.5" -5" across
  • 3 oz. Mosaic Glass Pieces -- choose up to three colors
  • Tube of Silicone Adhesive
  • 2 oz  cup of grout in mixing container
  • 2 Craft Sticks
  • Instructions and Safety Guidelines

Choose your shape: heart, star, arch, pumpkin, circle. Then choose your colors: cool colors, warm colors, rainbow mix, black & white. Be aware, this kit includes broken glass so the edges may be sharp. Appropriate for ages 8+.

  • This kit does not include or require glass nippers to create your mosaic. Glass nippers can be used to create more precise or intricate designs. They can be purchased at any hardware store.

Click here to order! 

Share your creations with us and others on Facebook and Instagram! with #BCGCtakeandmake.

$14.75 per kit + sales tax.


Kit of the week: Self Serve Sun Catcher!

This weeks kit is all about YOU! Make a 4" sun catcher using any design you like out of tiny bits of colored glass. Each kit comes with

  • 1 clear 4" x 4" glass blank to design on
  • lots of little baggies of crushed colored glass to make your design with
  • 1 baggie of different

Draw a design out on your clear glass with sharpie and then fill it in with the colored bits. Make a heart, a star, a spiral, a Pkachu, a recreation of the Mona Lisa, you decide! Once you are done designing, return your masterpiece to BCGC where we will fire it in our kiln to affix the glass bits permanently on.

Click here to order! Glass needs to be returned to BCGC so we can fire it in our kilns.

Share your creations with us and others on Facebook and Instagram! with #BCGCtakeandmake.

$24.75 per kit + sales tax.


Kit of the week: Kinetic marble run!

This week's kit is a creative challenge. Using everyday household objects, make a kinetic marble run. Maybe yours will be with paper towel rolls tapped to the wall. Or a Lego maze. Or running down the roots of a tree!  Check out the video below or these 10 Awesome Homemade Marble Runs for some inspiration!

This is a do it yourself kit, but if you need marbles, we have lots of pretty 1" shooters! Just send us an email and let us know.


Mosaic Square Plate Kit

This week we are going back to the basics. The basic shapes that is. Embrace your inner square and make a square fused glass plate by stacking smaller colored glass squares in a pattern that makes you happy. We have two size kits to choose from, 4 1/2 inch (coaster size) or 8 inch (big salad plate size).

Each kit contains

  • 1 clear glass square backing for your plate (4 1/2 inch or 8 inch)
  • bag full of lots and lots of colored glass squares in an assortment of sizes: 1", 2/3", and 1/3"

Does not include

  • White school glue(like Elmer's glue)

Simply glue the squares onto the clear backing and then return your masterpiece to BCGC where we will fire it to fuse the squares onto the back to make a flat piece. You can then choose whether you want to keep your piece flat (tile or coaster) or slump it into a plate form.
Click here to order! Glass needs to be returned to BCGC so we can fire it in our kilns.

  • 4 1/2 inch plate kit: $28.75 per kit + sales tax.
  • 8 inch plate kit: $69.75 per kit + sales tax.


DIY kaleidoscope!

We have had huge interest in our kits which makes getting them all ready for you with a 24 hour turn around a challenge for the BCGC staff. We are now giving you a sneak peak (and a chance to pre-order) the week before. Order now for both these kits!

DIY Kaleidoscope kit includes:

  • plastic tube with eye-ring on one end
  • 3 pieces of mirror cut to fit inside the tube
  • end cap for tube
  • plastic viewing ring to decorate
  • hardware
  • decorative wrapping for tube that you can color as you like

Not included:

  • clear tape

$26.25 per kit + sales tax.

Suitable for ages 5+. Click here to order!


Faux Stained Glass

It can take years to become a stained glass master, or you can try our faux stained glass kit! Make your own stained glass piece out of black construction paper and tissue paper. Create your own design and bring it to life, or use one of our templates.

Kit includes

  • two pieces of black construction paper
  • 8 sheets of colored tissue paper

Not included

  • scissors
  • white glue

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

$9.25 per kit + sales tax.


Polka Dot Fused Glass Picture Frame

Make a polka dot picture frame to house your favorite picture. Each kit contains

  • 1 pre-fused glass frame in black, withe or green (your choice)
  • bag full of lots and lots of colored glass polka dots.

Simply glue the polka dots onto the frame and then return your masterpiece to BCGC where we will fire it to fuse the dots permanently onto the frame. When the glass is cool we will attach the glass to a 4" x 6" picture frame.

Click here to order! Glass needs to be returned to BCGC so we can fire it in our kilns.

Share your creations with us and others on Facebook and Instagram! with #BCGCtakeandmake.

$39.75 per kit + sales tax.


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!

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


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! 

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


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! Once your pieces have been assembled, the glass needs to be returned to BCGC so we can fire it in our kilns. 

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

$34.75 per kit + sales tax.

Beaded photo holder

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!

$9.75 per kit + sales tax.


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! 

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


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



If you don't have the supplies on hand, you can get a full take and make kit from BCGC.  Click here to order!

$5.75 per kit + sales tax.


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.

Click here to order!