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Paper stained glass Easter Egg craft

Updated on March 30, 2013

When the Spring sun shines through this paper stained glass creation, it will light up with the tender colours of Easter.

This Easter craft is easier than it seems. For younger children you can keep the frame very simple, but if you help them you can design your own frame or use the pattern below.

What you'll need

• black construction paper
• waxed paper
• tissue paper in different colours
• small pointy scissors
• x-acto knife
• large scissors
• Mod Podge or white glue diluted with water
• white glue
• brush
• nylon thread (optional)
• small suction cup (optional)

Patterns

Easter Egg patterns
Easter Egg patterns | Source

How to Proceed

Trace the pattern of the egg shape on the black construction paper.

Cut the inside of the egg shape with an x-acto knife or a pair of small pointy scissors.

Cut the outside of the egg shape with big scissors.

Cut various colours of tissue paper into small pieces.

Alternatively, you can tear pieces of tissue paper, that will give a very nice result as well.

Note: If you're using pre-cut 1 inch tissue paper squares, you can skip this step.

Cut a piece of waxed paper and place the "frame" (the black construction paper egg shape) underneath the waxed paper.

Glue the pieces of tissue paper onto the waxed paper with the Mod Podge or the diluted white glue.
Note: the egg shape of construction paper serves as a guide to know how far to glue the tissue paper.

Glue the tissue paper slightly exceeding the required surface.

When the tissue paper is dry, glue the frame on the collage of tissue paper with white glue.

When the white glue is dry, trim off any excess.

If you want your work to be nice on both sides, cut a second frame from the black construction paper and glue it on the back of the waxed paper.

With a needle or a pair of small pointy scissors, make a hole through both layers of black construction paper and the waxed paper.
Pass a nylon thread through the hole, tie a knot and hang the egg in a window with a small suction cup.

Hang your stained glass Easter Egg in front of a window
Hang your stained glass Easter Egg in front of a window

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      Joelle, Wow, how beautiful and easy to create. Very useful tips. Have a wonderful Easter. Voted up

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      Dr Penny Pincher 4 years ago from Iowa, USA

      Just in time for Easter!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and your vote Joanne! Have a wonderful Easter too!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks drpennypincher! I know.... I am a little late for this one.... but I will be very on time for next year ;-)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi kidscrafts,

      I like the ideas you put here for activities and tasks for younger children. This is another awesome one and the demonstration is clearly outlined, very timely for Easter. I have already bookmarked this. Voted up and useful.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit dwachira and for your kind comments :-) The main idea is to have activities throughout the year that kids would appreciate!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I like the fact this is a fairly easy craft. and really beautiful. Young kids can really enjoy this fun project. Voting up and pinning in my craft section.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much for your visit and your vote and the pinning :-)

      You are right that young kids can do quite easily the biggest part of this project. The only tricky part is the cutting of the black construction paper.... but it's a nice way for parents and kids to spend time together and create something nice!

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Great idea!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much for visiting my hub :-)

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      Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      I saw this hub earlier today and liked it so much that we made these today. A great idea for children. Thank you much!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you so much ytsenoh! I am very happy that you liked it and that on top of that you could enjoy making it with your children! That's the reason I am writing those.... you made my day :-)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Perfect for the season! Sharing...you are so creative!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Hi Michelle!

      I am kind of little bit late.... but really on time for all the following years ;-) Thanks for your visit and your kind words!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Trust me to find this one too late but can always adapt when our grandkids come to stay next.

      Voted up.

      Eddy.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit Eddy.... I must say I was kind of late publishing it too. I love those paper stained glass effect and it's always a success with kids!

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Such good ideas and such beautiful Easter decorations for sure.Thanx so much.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your kind comments Dream On! No that Easter is behind us, I am working on a little basket with twine :-)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliantly put together and thought of so well.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for visiting so many of my hubs! I had a hard time to follow and answer to all of your comments :-) I wish you a great weekend!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      You present a lovely idea here and it doesn't seem too difficult.Does it? I am ashamed I am not more creative in this way. The children are grown now but there's always room for such good ideas - thank you

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for visiting my hub travmaj! It's quite easy to do but the shape with all the details takes longer to cut. I am working on a twine basket now... I like to keep my hands busy and I love to create!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Another wonderful craft to add to my collection. Thanks.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You are really kind :-) Thank you!

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      Gable Rhoads 3 years ago from North Dakota

      This is too cool. I'm thinking this would be fun with all kinds of patterns. Great hub!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I have other patterns but I didn't had time to publish them yet :-(

      Thank you very much for your kind comment, Gcrhoads64!

      I wish you a great weekend!

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is beautiful and interesting hub. I love your little projects and it is very easy for kids to follow and I am sure they will enjoy them. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up, useful, interesting, sharing and pinning :-)

      Have a great weekend!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much for the vote, the comments, the sharing and pinning, Livingsta :-)

      I do hope that kids like to make this projects or that parents find ideas to make with their kids.

      Enjoy your weekend as well!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Very pretty and it looks very easy. Enjoyed your hub voted up and shared.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much MoonLake! Very kind of you!

      Have a great weekend!

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