Fun and Easy Stained Glass Art

At this time of the year, survival mode kicks in, and we are all looking for fun AND easy activities to get through each day. Here is an old standby that I've used every year with my second through fifth-grade students - Christmas stained glass.

Photo of stained glass coloring activity

The students absolutely LOVE the final result, so we often spend a few days on this to brighten up our classroom as the snow begins to fly and we wait (not so patiently) for winter break.

This is really very easy.

Begin with any seasonal coloring page. I have a set of pages with nice heavy lines like stained glass that I've had tucked away for years. 

(Please note that I'm unable to share these pages with you. I did not create them and do not have the right or permission to share them. I've linked some suggestions at the bottom, but you can easily find pages yourself in an online search.)

Students should color the pages using heavy wax crayon.

Photo of stained glass coloring activity

Flip the page upside-down on some newspaper and squirt with a little baby oil.

Photo of stained glass coloring activity

Spread the oil across the entire page until all white spots disappear.

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Wipe off excess oil and display!

Photo of stained glass coloring activity


Hope you have some fun with this!

You might also enjoy these Christmas resources in your classroom:

Free Christmas Thank You Cards

Cover of Christmas Color By Code resource

Cover of Christmas Contractions Scoot Game resource

Cover of Santa Scoot Math Game Bundle

Cover of Sad Santa Letter Writing and Book Companion resource

Cover of Gingerbread Persuasive Writing resource

ğŸŽ¨ Coloring Pages

You can find some holiday stained glass pages here and here.

Please feel free to pin the image below for quick access to this idea in future years!

8 comments

  1. What a simple and fun idea! Thank you for sharing! Is there a link to the colouring pages you use? Thank you!

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    1. Hi there!

      I'm unable to share these pages with you. I did not create them and do not have the right or permission to share them. You can easily find pages in an online search.

      Enjoy!
      Erin

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  2. I was interested in the link for the coloring pages too! Thank you!

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    1. Hi there!

      I'm unable to share these pages with you. I did not create them and do not have the right or permission to share them. You can easily find pages in an online search.

      Enjoy!
      Erin

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  3. I would also love the link to the coloring pages. This is a great idea and would love to try it with my class.

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    1. Hi there!

      I'm unable to share these pages with you. I did not create them and do not have the right or permission to share them. You can easily find pages in an online search.

      Enjoy!
      Erin

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  4. Would you be able to provide a link to the colouring pages?
    Thanks for another great idea!

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    1. Hi there!

      I'm unable to share these pages with you. I did not create them and do not have the right or permission to share them. You can easily find pages in an online search.

      Enjoy!
      Erin

      Delete

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