A while ago, a cousin sent me a beautiful faux stained glass panel that her friend made using colored cellophane and a picture frame. I've since lost the photo, but every so often I keep thinking back to that image and wanting to make my own faux stained glass using cellophane.
Here's a fun kids' craft that I came up with: a 3D stained glass house constructed out of cellophane and plastic containers:
- clean and dry plastic lids (sturdier plastic works better than flimsier plastic)
- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- different colored cellophane (you could probably substitute colored tissue paper too)
- clear tape
1. Cut out your six house pieces. (I cut them out of paper first to make sure everything fit and then traced my paper shapes onto plastic lids.) You'll need two same-sized "house" shaped pieces for the front and back, two rectangles for the roof, and two rectangles for the side of your house. (I ended up making the two side and two roof pieces four identical squares so that I wouldn't have to worry too much about measuring.)
2. Cut out random small pieces of cellophane. I chose to cut out hearts and rectangles.
3. Cover your work area. Use your foam brush and Mod Podge the cellophane onto your house pieces. Don't worry if the cellophane dangles off the edges.