Stained glass windows

Your child can fill the room with dazzling colors by creating these easy stained "glass" windows.

You'll Need

  • 11 x 17 inch black construction paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Colored cellophane sheets
  • Tape


30 minutes

Learning Stages

Your child can create beautiful paper versions of stained glass that are just as colorful and creative, but without the sharp edges. Hang them in windows or against sliding doors for a colorful effect. With your child, follow the instructions below:

  1. Fold a sheet of black construction paper in half, then in half again.
  2. Help your child to cut designs out of the folded edges.
  3. Open the paper to reveal the holes. Make as many open spaces as possible.
  4. Cut squares of colored cellophane paper.
  5. Tape the cellophane paper onto the black paper, around the holes. Be sure all the cellophane is taped on the same side of the black paper. This will be the back so be sure that the tape is not visible through the holes.
  6. When all the holes have been covered with cellophane, hang the stained "glass" on a window where light can shine through it.

Be creative and cut out all kinds of designs, letters or other shapes. Have your child create several of these windows for around the house.