I am not an artist, but I like creating beautiful things. My kids LOVE playing with paint. So we make a great team. Sometimes our art is lovely. Sometimes it requires a great effort. When we held our Green Ember Book Club, I wanted the kids to have a piece of stained glass art like what was portrayed in the book. Obviously, real stained glass art is a little out of my knowledge base, so I started researching how to create faux stained glass art with kids.
I started out with a supply list and headed to the massive amount of crafting supplies I have in the garage. I only needed to purchase a few things from the store. Here is a list of the supplies you might need:
Faux Stained Glass Art Supply List
Creating Faux Stained Glass Art
The first step is to find your pattern and to choose paint colors you want in your pattern. If your kids are like mine, they like to do their own thing. So, I just let them loose with the Sharpies.
Gather the rest of your supplies. If you’re using a glass picture frame, remove the backing so both sides of the glass are exposed.
Enlarge or reduce your pattern to fit your desired area.
Place the pattern on the backside of the glass and secure it. It’s easiest if the glass you’re going to be painting is lying on a horizontal surface. If it’s hanging or upright your paint may drip.
Trace the pattern with your liquid leading (or Sharpies) and let dry.
Fill in the pattern with your glass paint and let dry.
If you're using a picture frame, grab some caulk and run a bead of caulk around the backside of the frame so the glass stays in place and hangs in front of your favorite window.
Creating a stained glass window effect doesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it have to be difficult. Once you have a steady hand and an eye for detail, go ahead and create several stained glass picture frame gifts for friends and family. Enjoy!
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…