It really was a fun time, and he did very well-I was proud of what he managed to do on his own with just a minimal help from me. We started out and he picked a pattern of a little cardinal ornament - the perfect first piece because there were only 3 pieces of glass in the whole thing! He traced the pattern, picked the glass, and learned to cut. Grinding was his favorite part. Again-funny to me because if there were a part of the stained glass process that I would skip, it would be grinding! After grinding he wrapped it all with foil and worked on soldering it all together. This was the only part where my "mom-iness" came out. He was totally fascinated with how the soldering iron could melt solder and kept wanting to play with it all. I was picturing burnt fingers, arms, hands.... if he touched the wrong part of the iron, or the solder before it cooled. Little tense as I kept saying " Careful! Remember-it's hot! Don't touch that part! " He made it through with no burned limbs and I could breathe a sigh of relief! Then he just finished up with cleaning it all.
The fair is in a couple weeks-should be fun to see how his little project does!