The kids and I really love creating window art, especially on dreary days when we are stuck inside. This kids stained glass art project is my favorite one yet!
Easy Stained Glass Art with Cellophane
I have been wanting to make this colorful faux kids’ stained glass window art project using cellophane shapes with the kids ever since I saw it on Matzo Ball Soup. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a variation on another cellophane art activity we did (that one used page protectors!) and terrific for covering up a less-than perfect view! (Note: affiliate links included for products, below)
The boys had so much fun. All you need is:
- Cellophane cut into a variety of shapes (you could easily customize this for any theme, like snowflakes for winter or hearts for Valentine’s)
- solution of 2/3 water and 1/3 dish soap
- paint brush or roller
To begin, Kiddo used a sponge roller to apply the soapy mixture to the window. I think this was just as much for him as adding the shapes.
Stick the shapes on however you want. Overlap, create scenes or just engage in free art, like the boys did.
If the soap dries, just add more. You can also paint or roll over any cellophane corners that may be poking up.
By the way, those bars are child-safety bars required by the city, not prison bars! If you want to take window decorating one step further, kids can paint directly on the window with washable paint and even wash the windows afterward!
Will you be trying this project?
*Note: many of you know that I have been trying to reduce the amount of plastics that we use. Cellophane is made out of plant material, although the process of making it is hardly environmentally friendly (sadly this is true for many art materials). We made this project using Hygloss Cello Sheets.
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