Stained Glass Paper Art

Stained Glass Paper Art

My kids love to create things, and hang them up for display. The wall is a fine place to hang things but when they wanted to hang things on the window I decided it was time to create stained glass pictures, which were created just for window display. It was fun to see the stories they would create.

Ages:
3 - 9
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. clear contact paper
  2. construction paper
  3. scissors
  1. We started by gathering our supplies. We used clear contact paper which you can buy by the roll for a pretty low price, construction paper in an array of colors as well as black to divide up the "window" and scissors that the kids can cut with.

  2. Then I let the kids cut out their designs. We discussed how stained glass windows often share a story with a picture and I had them think of a story they would want to create.

  3. Then I cut them out each a rectangle of contact paper and removed the paper backing so it was sticky side up. We used black strips to section off the window panes and they added their cut outs to tell a story. My 5 year old enjoyed cutting and creating his own design, my 3 year old asked for some help cutting some of the shapes. Just be sure some of the contact paper is showing since that is what will stick to the window.

  4. Then we hung the stained glass on the window by sticking the contact paper to the window. The kids took turns explaining their stories, like why the cow was flying sideways, and why the snowman was in jail. It was great to hear their creativity and see the pretty window displays.