Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stained Glass Craft with Aluminum foil and Cellophane

Are you looking for another take on kids' stained glass window crafts?  Instead of using contact paper, why not use aluminum foil!  Glue pieces of cellophane on top of aluminum foil to create a lovely stained glass effect.  The colorful cellophane really stands out against the shiny aluminum foil background. 

Oooh!  And it's spring themed! Spring.... glorious spring....
Stained glass craft with aluminum foil and cellophane

Not sure if you can tell, but the black outlined tulip stands up against the aluminum foil.  Yup, it's my faux leading.  Nice, right?  Keep reading to see how we made these aluminum foil and cellophane stained glass panels.

Materials to Make Faux Stained Glass Panels:

  • Cereal Box
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge Brush
  • Cellophane
  • Tacky Glue
  • Tape
  • Black Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper Towel
  • Q-tip 

How to Make Faux Stained Glass Windows:

1.  Cut out a rectangular piece of cereal box.
2.  Doodle an image on it.
3.  Trace your doodle with tacky glue. Let the glue dry.
4.  Cover your entire image with Mod Podge.

Creating a 3D effect and adhering the aluminum foil

5.  Carefully smooth a piece of aluminum foil over your image.  To ensure that you don't rip your aluminum foil, place a piece of paper towel on top of the aluminum foil and carefully smooth everything down with your hands.

6.  To make your glue leading stand out even more, use a Q-tip to carefully press down the aluminum foil around the raised image. (It's ok if it rips.  You're just going to cover it with cellophane anyway!)

7.  Fold over and tape down your excess aluminum foil.

8.  Glue on your piece of cellophane.

(To make the craft a bit more interesting, I cut my cellophane into flower and leaf shapes.)

Cut cellophane into different shapes

9. After you glue all the cellophane on, let everything dry.  Then, trace over your raised image with black paint to create faux leading.

Close up shot of celllophane and aluminum foil stained glass kids craft

Happy crafting!

Looking for other stained glass cellophane crafts?


Try these three out!
 Cellophane stained glass heart windows
Cellophane Stained glass Windows
3D Stained Glass House 
Simple Contact Paper Stained Glass

Looking for another aluminum foil craft?  

Try this one out!


Faux Metal Magnets

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