Stained Glass for Kids

DIY Stained Glass for Kids

We recently sailed around the Mediterranean Sea on the Royal Princess cruise ship. It was a beautiful trip that we miss so much already! My husband and I went together and sent as many pictures of our experience as we could back to our kids in California throughout the trip. Once we got home I started to think of ways that I could share my experience with them in a way that would be fun and interesting. During our cruise, we stopped in Gibraltar (details about that here), which is filled with monkeys and colorful caves. The kids would have loved it here! I showed them the pictures from inside St. Michael’s cave in Gibraltar (it looks unreal!).

DIY Kids Stained Glass Art Idea

So, we gathered up some craft supplies and made some DIY kids stained glass art inspired by these colorful caves we saw in Gibraltar.

Colorful St. Michael's Cave in Gibraltar. The most amazing vacation I've ever been on!

For this project, you will need:

  • Picture frame with glass and removable backing
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Gel food coloring
  • Q-tips
  • Paper plate or paper towels
  • Extra fine glitter (optional)

Watch how we turned these amazing caves into stained glass art!


  1. Carefully remove the backing from the frame(s).
  2. Place the glass on a paper plate or paper towel.
  3. Squeeze glue onto one side of the glass.
  4. Show your kiddo some colorful pictures of inspiration, like the St. Michael’s cave!
  5. Let your kids pick out 4-6 colors using the gel food coloring.
  6. Put a little bit of food coloring on the end of a q-tip.
  7. Mix the glue and the food coloring with the q-tips until the glass is completely painted (as seen in the video).
  8. Sprinkle on some extra fine glitter (optional).
  9. Let the glass dry over night.
  10. Put the glass into the frame (without the backing) and display it in front of light.


To see another DIY stained glass art idea for kids, check this out.

DIY Kids Stained Glass Art Idea

Our frames were able to hold the glass in place. Depending on the frame you choose to use, you might need to help the glass stay in place (hot glue around the edges would work!).

Have you heard about the monkeys in Gibraltar? Oh yes…. the monkeys! My kids would have loved them! These monkeys hang on the very edge of the cliff. It’s scary to watch but they do it so naturally! There was nothing but a cliff on the other side of this mama monkey. Simply amazing!

Gibraltar monkeys

Our Mediterranean cruise was so fun and we learned so much. There were lots of things that the kids would have liked on the ship too! We got to meet with the captain….

Captain, Royal Princess Cruise in the Mediterranean

Our room on board had chocolates and other special treats set up every night. Check out our Facebook live video when they showed my friend Jenn, from Princess Pinky Girl, and me how to make towel animals here.

How to make towel animals

To learn more about a Royal Princess Mediterranean cruise, click here.

We can’t wait to go back!

Inside St. Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

Check out more of our trip and the fun DIY projects inspired by our journey….

Lavender Laundry Sponges inspired by the French lavender in France and Tuscany:

Lavender Laundry Sponges

DIY Argan Oil Chocolate Mask inspired by the Lotus Spa onboard the Royal Princess:

DIY Argan Oil Chocolate Mask

*This post is sponsored by Royal Princess. All opinions are my own*

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