Beautiful Stained Glass Paper Plate Craft for Kids

We made beautiful stained glass paper plates with typical things from our hoard of craft supplies. They look lovely hanging on our window and the…

made beautiful stained glass paper plates with typical things from our hoard of
craft supplies. They look lovely hanging on our window and the kids were able
to make them with little assistance from me. Even my son (Little Dragon,
toddler) made his own colorful craft and he usually doesn’t stay long at the
craft table. My daughter (Little Tiger, preschooler) kept requesting more paper
plates to design, and I myself really enjoyed doing this activity along with
them. Each paper plate turned out stunning and unique, a perfect Process Art activity!

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Stained Glass Paper Plate Craft

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Black yarn
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Contact paper
Tape (Optional)


1.  Cut a circle out of the center of the paper plate. Have child paint paper plate and set it aside to dry.

2.  Cut out a circular piece of contact paper that is larger then the hole in the paper plate. You can use the piece you cut out of the paper plate as a reference (not a template).  Place the sticky part of the contact paper to the back of the paper plate so the sticky side of the contact paper is on the same side of the paper plate that was painted. You may need to secure the contact paper with tape.

3.  Cut out different sized pieces of yarn and have the child use them to make a design on the contact paper.

4.  Once their design is completed have the child paint the holes inside the yarn design. Once the paint is dry, hang the paper plate on the window and see it glow! 🙂

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Love, Katie & the Kiddos


  1. Do you put another piece of contact paper over the finished product to make it no longer sticky.

    1. Hi Lynn, We didn’t use an extra piece of contact paper and the craft lasted a long time on our window–but you always could :). It certainly would make transporting the craft from school to home easier. Thanks so much for visiting!

  2. What a beautiful craft idea. I always love looking at stained glass windows. This seems like a nice simple craft with lovely results. Thank you so much for sharing on Littles Learning Link Up. So glad you could stop by and join in. Your post is one of my featured posts this week. I hope you can stop by and join in again.

  3. This is such a cute craft! It really does look like stained glass. Love it! Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

    1. Hi Mel, Thanks so much, I am so glad you love it and really appreciate the feature!!! 🙂 Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

  4. Wow, I absolutely LOVE this craft! I will be using it next year with my preschool class for sure. Pinned it! Hey, if you have time please come to my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row and share this? We're live right now 🙂

    1. Hi Sinea, Thanks so much for the sweet comment and the pin! I just stopped by and linked up, thanks for the invite! I love your zoo activity by the way 🙂

    1. Hi Jeannine, Thanks so much! I totally agree, they are a fun way to catch those summer rays! 🙂

  5. Do you think this craft would work with parchment paper replacing the contact paper, so that the children can use markers to make the "stained glass" portion? I am looking for an activity for my PD program

    1. I think that sounds like a great idea! I picture it looking like textured glass. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!!! I originally had something else in mind but this worked out perfectly… I love it when that happens! 🙂

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