Stained Glass Magic

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May your days be merry and bright!

When I was in Primary school, many, many moons ago... we used to make these stained glass window hangs at Christmas. It is one memory of that time that is so vivid. I actually remember making them and what image I used. I did a Christmas pudding one. So much fun. So doing this again was awesome, with a sprinkling of de ja vue on it too. 

I would say this activity is either for a child that has a good grasp of how to use scissors competently. Alternately, the adult can do the cutting and get your child to apply the tissue paper with prit stick. 

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What you will need: 

  • Black card
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Prit stick/ PVA
  • Tissue paper 
  • Pencil
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Instructions: 

  1. Design your stained glass window on a separate piece of paper. Draw it on the black card. 
  2. Either your scissors cut the design out. Remember what you cut out will be where you stick the tissue paper and the light will shine through it. The black card will show the outline of your image. 
  3. Once all cut out, flip the card over and start gluing around the cut out sections and stick your tissue paper on. Try not to overlap the tissue paper. You just want one layer over the cut out parts otherwise you will see the overlapping in the light. 
  4. Once complete stick it on a window a see how the light shines through it! 
The completed stained glass back. See how the tissue paper does not go beyond it's own cut out so it does not overlap. 

The completed stained glass back. See how the tissue paper does not go beyond it's own cut out so it does not overlap. 

Front of the finished stained glass

Front of the finished stained glass

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