Let’s make beautiful faux stained glass window art! This beautiful faux stained glass window art project for kids is perfect for pre-teens and teens. We used coloring pages and homemade paint for ours and the creative possibilities are endless with this simple kids art idea.
Easy Art Project for Kids
Faux stained glass art is such a fun art project for pre-teens and teens. Although younger kids can do this too, they will need more assistance. This will make beautiful art for their bedrooms that can be wiped clean and re-created as often as they like.
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How to make stained glass art for kids
We are going to use our homemade window paint for kids, with one addition, along with a coloring page to create our beautiful piece of art.
Supplies needed to make stained glass art
- Photo frame with glass inside
- Window paint for kids
- 1 bottle (3/4 full) of white school glue
- Black acrylic paint
- Printed Coloring page – see suggestions below
Recommended Free coloring pages available on Kids Activities
- Nature coloring pages
- Landscape coloring pages
- Geometric coloring pages
- Flower coloring pages – this is the one we used for this art project
- Butterfly coloring pages
- Abstract coloring pages
Instructions for making Faux stained glass art
Use our detailed instructions to make faux homemade window paint for kids.
Once you have made your paint for coloring in your window you need to make the outline paint. Pour black acrylic paint into a 3/4 full bottle of white glue. Mix it up, and then test it on a piece of paper to make sure it comes out black and not grey. Add more paint if you need to.
Remove the glass from the frame. Put the coloring page underneath the glass. Trace over the coloring page using the bottle of black paint combined with glue. You don’t need to trace over every fine detail, just the main ones until you get more practice. Set the glass aside to dry completely before moving on to step 3.
Stained glass art for kids’ craft tip: Test the bottle of black paint on a piece of paper. We found it worked better to keep the lid partially closed. If we opened it all the way the black paint came out too quickly and was harder to trace over the images.
Use a brush to color inside the black outlines with pretty colors. Try blending colors together to see if they make a new color.
Our finished stained glass art for kids
- Picture frame
- Coloring page
- Clear school glue
- Dish Soap
- White glue
- Food dye
- Black acrylic paint
- Put 2 tablespoons of clear glue, 1 tsp of dish soap, and a little bit of food dye into a container and mix together. Don't worry if it looks dark, it will be much lighter when painted on glass. Repeat this step to make as many colors as you like.
- Pour black acrylic paint into a bottle of white glue that's 3/4 full. Mix together until completely combined. Test it on a piece of paper to make sure it's black and not grey.
- Remove the glass from the frame and put the coloring page underneath.
- Trace over the coloring page using the black glue/paint to make an outline. Set the glass aside to dry completely.
- Use a brush to add colors inside the black outline and again set it aside to dry.
- Put the glass back inside the frame.
More window crafts from Kids Activities Blog
- Make our homemade window paint for kids
- Turn your windows into stained glass windows with washable paint for kids
- Make a melted bead suncatcher
- Paper plate watermelon suncatchers
- A butterfly suncatcher made with tissue paper and bubble wrap
- Glow-in-the-dark snowflake window clings
Have you made faux stained glass window art with your kids? How did it turn out?