Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft

Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft

How You & Your Kids Can Make This Faux Stained Glass Art Crafts Project


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.


Crafts Materials That You Will Need:

Wax paper
Crayons with a built in or separate crayon sharpener
Magazine pictures, cards, flowers, leaves – anything small and flat
Iron (and a grown up to use it)


1. Cut out two pieces of wax paper in the same shape. If you’d like to incorporate an outting with this craft, take children around to look at local churches and draw the shapes of stained-glass windows they see on the trip. They can later cut out their wax paper to match one of the shapes. It’s easiest to fold a large piece of wax paper in half and cut through two pieces at once to make sure the shapes match up.


2. Have children gather flat objects like flowers or leaves in the yard or cut up magazines or cards with pretty pictures. Place on one piece of wax paper.

3. Begin making crayon shavings by using the crayon sharpener and/or breaking up crayons. Children can choose colors that coordinate with their picture or object, or whatever strikes their fancy. This is likely to ruin crayons for further use, so you might want to buy cheap ones for the purpose.


4. This is where the grown up steps in. Place the piece of wax paper with pictures and shavings on top of a layer of newspaper on your covered ironing board. Place second sheet of wax paper on top, and another layer of newspaper on top of that.


5. On a medium heat setting, lightly iron over wax paper and newspaper, checking often to make sure you’re not burning anything. It should only take about a minute for all the crayon shavings to melt and the pieces of wax paper to bond together.

Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft


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