Stained Glass Art

Stained Glass Art for Kids

Hey there everyone! It’s Sara popping in again from over at Bitz & Giggles! I’m always so happy to come over to Smart School House to share some fun and creativity! I’m super pumped because there is absolutely no more snow in our yard, and the kids’  boots and snow pants are taking a timeout (hopefully a long one) for the next several months. Spring just makes me happy – it’s the return of warmer weather, colorful flowers and ENERGY that you forgot you had inside of you. It’s certainly a time for renewal and a time to refresh.

Stained Glass art for kids using glue and food coloring

I love to add pops of color to the house in Spring, and this month I had the perfect project in mind. I remember seeing this Stained Glass Art at my son’s school years ago. To prepare for it, however, the teachers were adding food coloring to empty condiment squirt bottles filled with glue and shaking them like crazy for what seemed like hours to get everything mixed. It looked like quite the process. I loved how their art turned out, but between you and me, that’s just way too much work.

I’m going to show you an easy way to achieve the same stained glass effect without all the muscle and prep.

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  1. Hi! I would looove to make a windowframe like this with my daughter, but she is 2,5 years old and i wondered… How did you keep the frame that white!! Or is it easy to remove it? I cant imagine the frame to stay white here

  2. Love it!!!
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful way to teach abstract art.
    I am trying this even with hubby…he might get a blast getting fingers dirty with glitter glue.

  3. This will look amazing in my house!! I have such boring big windows!! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  4. My four year old made two of these. We liked the second one a lot better so washed off the first and are starting over. Sooooo beautiful and so easy. Thank you so much for posting!!!

  5. I am wondering if this could be removed at some point? I am thinking about doing this on a french door. Just not sure if i want something permanent or not? Would love to try it, if the glue could be peeled off someday.

    • To April, this can be removed with a razor blade scraper. Try a smaller project if you’re concern about its removal, Protect wood work with painters tape.

  6. I have a 5 yr. old grandson this is perfect for. Tks.

  7. We just made these in the church nursery with a group of 2-4 year olds. It worked beautifully.

  8. Love it! However there is a one question… does it matter what type of food coloring i have. I mean gel or liquid? Thank you.

  9. when using elmers glue you should always be able to change it up because it will wash off or with windex. Just made a sample for my sons class. He’s in an autistic class and this would be great for Mother’s Day.

  10. Shawna says:

    Help!! I absolutely love this idea but can’t find the suction cup frame holders anywhere! I know you had said you found them at Walmart, what section were they in? Has anyone else had any success? Thanks in advance!!!

  11. hi there!!! I absolutely love this idea but need some help! I am doing it with my classroom at school and can not find the suction cup hangers for frames anywhere! Where did you find them? Which section of the store? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

  12. Allison says:

    Has anyone tried this with plastic instead of glass? I am wondering if plastic would work as well. Thank you!

  13. brittany says:

    Where do you get the hanging tab? I haven’t been able to find them and it’s not on picture frame

  14. Is there a way to make it with a design in it. I want to use for VBS but would like a cross in the middle and to allow the kids to paint however else they want.

    • Just a suggestion: could you draw the cross on with marker first?

    • Brooke Gleason says:

      You could place tape on the glass to make a cross. Painters tape would probably work best. 🙂

  15. This reminds me of something we used to do way back when I was in grade school… only our way was easier. Take a bunch of water soluble markers (like crayola) and color all over the glass… then just pour school glue over it all and let it dry.

    When I did it, we did it on a baking pan and poured the glue in shapes that we then peeled off when they dried to make hanging ornaments, but I see no reason why you couldn’t do it in a frame and just leave it there.


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