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Christmas Kid Craft: Stained Glass Windows

Christmas Kid Craft: Stained Glass Windows
This post was sponsored by Elmer’s Products, Inc. All thoughts, opinions and craftiness are my own!

Once in awhile I like to pull out a Christmas kid craft project for my brood that I know they will flip over but will take a bit of concentration on their part to finish. Not everything can be pure instant gratification! Inspired by the Elmer’s glitter glue window clings we made when I was a kid and a couple of cheap Dollar Store-type frames I had hanging around, I had the children make up what turned out to be some really excellent Christmas stained glass pieces.

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

They are so pretty sitting in our windows at home, and looked equally pretty when I stood them up with battery powered tea lights behind them. Holiday decor made by kids can look professional!

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

I’m branching out a bit here recently to video, and this craft project really lends itself to seeing someone make it for you.

Easy steps, it’ll just take a bit for the kids to complete. I would recommend this project for 8 years old and up. For those of you who like to see the photographic progress of a project like this, I’ve also listed out for you below.

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

Materials:

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

First, you’ll need to create a graphic to trace. I made up two here you can download and use as a starting point, but the beauty of this project is that any line drawing can be used to create a pretty stained glass.

Once you have your line drawing, use a pen to draw angular lines all over the paper. These make up what is the stained glass leading for the template.

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

Take the glass out of your 5×7 frame and lay it over your template. Color in each of the shapes from the template with glitter glue on the glass until the entire glass is covered in glue.

Let dry completely! This may take over night.

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

Trace the lead lines from your template with a black paint pen or permanent marker. To make the picture in your stained glass stand out a little more, go over the major lines a second time to make them a bit thicker.

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

After the marker or paint pen is dry on your piece, remove the template from the back of the glass.

 

A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

Place the glass back in the frame and put it somewhere where you can enjoy looking at all the hard work the kids did!

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A great Christmas kid craft to make pretty stained glass pieces out of Dollar Store Frames!

 
Thanks for checking out my Christmas Kid Craft: Stained Glass Windows post. Check out the full collection of Christmas articles, and also find more Christmas gift, decor, and recipe ideas by Tauni Everett, Michelle Stewart, Randi Dukes, Ashton Swank, Mariah Leeson and Liz Call.
 
Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

Jennifer Hopkins

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

How do you keep the glass from falling out of the frame?

Paula Biggs

Monday 15th of November 2021

My frames have always had little metal tabs to keep the glass to the wood. I suppose if yours are absent, some good quality clear tape might do the trick!

Marie

Thursday 10th of December 2015

Omgosh, this is such a cool idea for a kid craft! We will definitely be making these over winter break!