My favorite part about religious buildings are the beautiful windows. The ornate and colorful art on the stained glass mesmerizes me. Just sitting there on a bench as the Sun reaches its fingers through, bringing the colors down to dance across your eyes; it fills you with a special kind of warmth. Its great when you can rebuild those kinds of moments in your own home and even your own bedroom. It can't help but make you feel like you're part of something bigger when you make a stained glass craft and have it hanging near by to bring in a little extra joy.
Here are some Stained Glass arts and crafts activities to entertain your creative children with beautiful windown hanging arts. Some of these are for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, while other are for older children and teenagers. Two materials popularly used in children's stain glass crafts are cellophane and tissue paper (both in different colors). Sometimes melted crayon shavings used with wax paper and an iron (used by adults only) is a great alternative. Either way, all of these activities involve crafting stained glass-like crafts to hang on the windows.... these are all arts and crafts activities that will teach kids about ways to create stained glass looking creations.
How to Make Stained Glass Valentines Day Heart Window Hanging - Today we will show you how to make a faux (fake) stained glass window heart. It is so easy that I bet if you try one, you won’t want to stop. When you tape these on your window, the beautiful sun shines through them and they look so beautiful. This is a wonderful decoration to celebrate the ones you love for Valentine’s Day.
Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft - Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft This “stained glass” picture is perfect for keeping kids entertained at a fun and safe activity on a rainy day. It is a bit messy so a newspaper-lined workspace is recommended, but cutting pictures from magazines and making crayon shavings will have children happily occupied for a while.
Easter Stained Glass Window Hangings - Learn how to make these Easter stained glass window hangings
Cellophane Stained Glass Craft - Here are some free crafts instructions for making faux stained glass for your windows, using cellophane. Find out how to make this fake stained glass with the following tutorial.
Colorful Fish Window Decoration - - This fish has the look of stained glass and will transform your child’s window into an aquarium of color when the sun shines through. These fish look most attractive in a group and make a great project for decorating a school classroom window.
Faux Stained Glass Leaves Crafts Projects - Make several of these pretty window hangers to display in the sun. They make a lovely display using fall’s splendid colors, mirroring the falling leaves.
Faux Stained Glass Melted Crayon Background - Make a beautiful faux stained glass using melted wax crayons.
Flower-Petal Stained Glass - Follow these instructions to make a flower-petal stained glass.
Golden Fall "Stained Glass" Leaves - Make these fall leaf stained glass hang up art pieces.
How to Make Stained Glass Wind Chimes - These wind chimes would make great gifts for family and friends.
How to Make Crayon Stained Glass Windows - Learn how you can use crayons to make stained glass windows.
Make stained glass from Ziploc bags - - Summer afternoons can become a long boring stretch if there is nothing to do. Why not make some artwork with stuff from around the house? Turning plastic sandwich bags into "stained glass" masterpieces is simple, with things that are easy to find.
Melted Crayon Stained Glass Leaf Window Craft - This melted crayon 'stained glass' window amazes kids because the finished project is so beautiful. From simple materials you can craft something extraordinary.
Melted Crayon Stained Glass Effect - Learn how you can make the stained glass effect using crayon, wax paper and iron.
Mod Podge Faux Stained Glass - Learn how to make these fake stained glass plates - they look quite real...find out how to make them.
Stained Glass Butterfly - This is a very unique stained glass activity : make this butterfly from contact paper, wool, and glitter. Learn how by following this link.
Paper Angel Window Decoration - - This transparent angel looks lovely in her white attire and looks like a stained glass decoration. All you need to complete this project is paper and glue.
Pretend Stained Glass - Find out how your kids can easily make their own pretend stained glass.
Stained Glass Oil Lamp - This easy Hanukkah craft for kids lets you display a holiday scene from every window!
"Stained Glass" Christmas Ornaments - In this tutorial you will learn how to make "stained glass" looking Christmas ornaments.
Stained Glass Sun Catchers : - A window’s craft that’s rustic, harvest-like and spooky.
Stained Glass Easter Egg Craft - This is a fun Easter craft for children to make with their broken crayons.
Stained Glass Windows "Light Up" Your Home - This stained glass window Hanukkah decoration will definitely "light up" your home.
Stained Glass Christmas Craft - Use this as a craft you can hang in your window or make it as a card for a special friend.
Stained Glass Pumpkins - - Soften and alter the stark light of a jack-o'-lantern's candle or bulb, or enhance unusual gourds and squashes, by using sheets of colored wax paper to create a stained glass-o'-lantern. Or, if you can't resist the lure of tradition, you can also use this technique on a classic pumpkin like the 'Big Max' and carve a motif such as an Indian-summer sun. When the light diffuses through the wax paper, it casts a unique glow onto a stoop or stairway.
Stained Glass Hearts Craft Made with Melted Crayons - This is a great craft you can make with your child!
Stained-glass Hearts Valentine's Day Cards Craft - When the urge to wax romantic strikes, these melted-crayon valentines really fit the bill. Parents will need to do a little ironing here, but shaving the crayons is a job that kids can really put their hearts into.
Stained Glass Heart Craft - - Use this as a craft you can hang in your window or make it as a card for a special friend.
"Stained Glass" Spring Leaves - - Hang pretty spring leaves from your windows with suction cups.
Stained Glass Cross : How to Make Disciples Crosses Crafts for Children - Use this as a craft you can hang in your window or make it as a card for a special friend. There is an option at the bottom for younger kids, instead of melting crayons.
Stained Glass Cross Craft - This colorful cross looks just as lovely as the stained glass you see in church. This makes a wonderful Sunday school craft.
Stained Glass Easter Basket Craft - Here's an Easter basket you can use over and over -- and the Easter bunny never needs to refill it! Learn to make this fun holiday craft project.
Stained Glass Paper Window Decoration - Decorate your window over the holidays with this beautiful Santa Claus stained glass paper window decoration.
Stained Glass Star - Another easy to make craft for small children.
Stained Glass : - Glue and paper are all you need to create beautiful 'stick-on' stained glass. You can try three different glues to create different finishes and texture.
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts Craft - These hearts will make beautiful decorations or gifts.
Translucent Paper Star - These stars really bring color and elegance to your windows at Christmas.
Wildlife Stained Glass Project - Use Transparency Film, tin foil, and sharpie markers to make these adorable wildlife Stained Glass effects.
Waxed Paper Stained Glass Butterfly : Window Decorating Arts and Crafts Activities - A simple-to-make butterfly window hanging.