Stained Glass Cross
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up.
This colorful Easter paper stained glass cross craft looks just as lovely as the stained glass you see in church. This makes a wonderful Easter or Sunday school craft. Be sure to visit our main Easter index for fun ideas including great crafts and recipes.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet brown construction paper
- Contact paper, approximately 13” x 16”
- Colorful tissue paper
How to make it:
- Fold the construction paper in half like a greeting card.
- Cut out a cross from the construction paper. Carefully cut out the centers of the cross according to the pattern.
- Carefully peel backing off of the contact paper and place it on the work surface, sticky side up.
- Open the construction paper cross like a greeting card, there should still be one connecting side.
- Place the right side of the cross carefully onto the left side of the contact paper and press down to adhere. The left side of the cross should be laying open like a greeting card, the right side of the contact paper will be needed later.
- Tear or cut tissue paper and place all over the cross. Overlap colors as you go so that you do not have any empty spaces.
- When all spaces are covered, carefully close the cross like a greeting card, lining up so that it matches up.
- Fold the right side of the contact paper onto the cross and press down. Press out any air bubbles.
- Use scissors to cut the cross out of the contact paper, trimming close to the edges.
- Hang in a window and watch the sun shine through!
- A simpler version of this craft would be to cut a cross from the center of two pieces of construction paper and gluing tissue paper to the opening, then gluing those pieces of construction paper back together.
- You can purchase a large value pack of tissue paper from your local craft store.
- Save tissue paper from birthday gifts to use for craft projects.