10 Beautiful Stained Glass Art Projects For Kids
Are you looking for a fun art project to do with the kids? Try making your own homemade stained glass, the easy way!
Each of the crafts below uses different techniques and supplies, but they’re all simple enough for young kids. As a bonus, you may even be able to make some of them with things found around the house!
1. Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper
I’ve seen this stained glass project multiple times now and I still can’t believe it’s made from wax paper and bottle lids. The finished result is gorgeous!
- Crayola Washable Kids Paint
- Wax Paper
- Card stock (to frame your painting)
- Bottle lid
2. Faux Stained Glass with Acrylic Paint and Glue
The techniques used in this stained glass project are a bit more advanced than the one above, but still kid-friendly. The style of this method really reminds me of real stained glass too, with the black outline around each section of color.
- One 32 x 24 thrift store framed picture covered with glass
- One bottle of white glue
- One bottle of clear glue
- Acrylic paints
- Black Sharpie pen
- Craft Blade
- Super Glue
- Peacock pattern (or page from a coloring book)
- Clear acrylic spray sealant
3. Glitter Glue Stained Glass Art for Kids
Using an unused picture frame for DIY stained glass is so clever! Plus, using glitter glue and food coloring gives some really colorful, cool results.
- Glitter glue
- Toothpicks or paint brushes
- Food coloring (we used neon)
- Picture frames (we used 5×7 frames)
- Suction cup hangers
4. Faux Stained Glass With Tissue Paper
If your kids just want to make something simple and colorful to hang in the window, this project is perfect – and all you need is colored tissue paper and some other simple supplies! The finished result is quite pretty too. At first glance, you wouldn’t even guess it’s made from tissue paper.
- Colored Tissue Paper
- Mod Podge
- Black electrical tape
- Black scrapbook paper or construction paper in a pinch
- Acrylic sheet
5. Stained Glass Wreath Festive Craft
If you’ve seen our paper plate crafts you might have seen this idea coming! Paper plates are a great base for stained glass suncatchers.
- Paper plate
- Red paint (or colour of your choice)
- Some embellishments for around the edges of the wreath (we used these glitter bow stickers from Baker Ross)
- Sticky back plastic
- Coloured cellophane / coloured tissue
6. Stained Glass Butterfly
You’ll need a silhouette machine to print this craft out but if you have that, it might be the easiest craft on this list. Just print and color!
- Template (found through the link below)
- Silhouette machine
7. Flower Petal Stained Glass Door
If you have a door with glass window panes on it, this craft is a must-try! All you’ll need to do before getting started is to go out and gather some flowers and leaves to use on the door. The finished result is beautiful!
- Transparent contact paper
- Flowers and leaves
8. CD Case Stained Glass
This is about as easy as it gets when it comes to homemade stained glass for kids. All they need to do is color on a CD case! This is a great way to upcycle old cd cases too.
- Some old CD cases
- Some permanent markers (we used Sharpies)
- A ruler (optional)
- Something to cover your work surface
- Hot glue gun
9. Faux Stained Glass Feathers
For more of a 3D, wind-chime like piece of stained-glass art, make these DIY stained glass flowers!
- Americana Crystal, 3D and Frost Gloss Enamels – These can be baked on glass for a permanent (dishwasher safe) stained glass look
- Embroidery hoop
- Clear plastic sheets – You could use old plastic folders or even clear plastic take-out lids
10. Stained Glass Sugar Cookies
This is more of a recipe than a craft but who says it can’t be both? If you do this stained glass project with your kids you’ll be improving their baking skills and creativity! Plus, after it’s all said and done you’ll all get to enjoy some tasty cookies. 🙂
- 1 14-ounce bag fruit-flavored hard candies, unwrapped
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- Pinch of salt
Although making real stained glass requires specialty supplies and advanced know-how, you can still make some pretty fantastic looking faux stained glass art with the techniques above! Have fun trying these projects out with your kids!
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