Stained Glass Windows

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: David Orton

We had visited a local church and the class were impressed by the stained glass windows.

We took some cereal packets, folded one side in half and cut out a window frame (arched or rounded etc.). We then stretched some clingfilm over the window hole to glaze it. The film was fastened in place with sellotape over one piece of the frame. The second half was folded back and stapled into place.

The children were then either given a free design or according to ability a drawing could be blu-tacked to the underside of the frame and the children could paint directly onto the clingfilm using acrylic paints. The frames can be painted last using water colours as this will not stick to the clingfilm.