Stained glass Easter window decorations
If blown eggs and an Easter tree aren’t your thing, decorate your windows with this Easter craft instead. These faux stained-glass decorations look great Blu-tacked to the window and even better hung at different heights in different sizes. The light should let in a rainbow of colour at certain times too.
What you need:
- thin white cardboard (A4 paper is also fine, just not as sturdy)
- a scalpel
- craft punches (optional)
- cellophane sheets in different colours
- also required: a cutting mat or chopping board
Step 1. Collect all the tools and supplies needed to make your Stained glass Easter window decorations.
Step 2. Fold the cardboard over and cut out an Easter egg shape so you have two eggs exactly the same that are joined by a thin spine.
Step 3. Keeping the egg shapes folded, use the scalpel and craft punches to create various shapes that will be 'coloured' by the cellophane. If the scalpel doesn’t cut through both sheets entirely, keep them together and use the first one as a stencil to cut through the second one. This part of the Easter craft is mum-only!
Step 4. Cut the cellophane into various shapes and sizes - strips, squares, circles, etc.
Step 5. Separate the two cardboard eggs by opening them out like you would a book and using the scissors to cut the joining spine (you may need to round the edges where the joined spine was so to get a proper egg shape). Set one aside and have your child glue one side of one of the egg shapes.
Step 6. Let your child stick on the colourful cellophane however they wish over the egg shape. Don’t worry if the cellophane goes beyond the shape of the egg as you can fix that later.
Step 7. Now glue the other carboard egg shape to the cellophaned egg shape.
Step 8. Press both sheets together and smooth over with your hand.
Step 9. Trim around the outside of the stained glass egg, cutting off any excess cellophane. Hang with Blu-Tack or punch a hole in the top and hang from a curtain rod in front of a window with string or fishing line.
This craft was created by Belinda Graham, who blogs at The Happy Home Blog.
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