Easter is coming early this year and there are so many ways to get crafty over Easter! It’s a great way to get your kids (and you!) in to the spirit of the season.
We’ve been doing an activity that leaves lots of room for you to approach Easter in a way that suits you. Stained glass windows can be made in to any shape you can come up with really. We chose to do crosses and eggs, as different symbols of Easter.

Easy stained glass windows


  • Black (or coloured) card
  • Cellophane in a variety of colours
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors


  • Choose the shape that you wish to make and draw it on a large piece of card.

Stained glass windows

  • Draw the outline of the shape, and then another inner line to create a border for your window.
  • Cut out the shape.

Stained glass windows

  • Cut many small squares of cellophane, enough to fill in your entire shape. You can be as neat or messy as you wish! Cut small, tidy squares, or different sizes and shapes as you wish – just make sure they will fit together in the next step.

Stained glass windows


  • Place squares in to the outline of your stained window, and tape them in place one at a time. Continue until the whole shape is filled in.

Stained glass windows

Stained glass windows

  • Attach your stained glass windows on to a window and let the light shine in!

Stained glass windows

These stained glass windows are a simple craft activity that you can adapt any time of year. They look glorious and it’s an activity that most children will be able to do. Hope you enjoy it!

If you’re looking for some more ideas for things to do with your children over Easter, check out some of our other posts:

We’d also love to hear what you do for Easter – pop a comment below or join us on Facebook to let us know.

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Angela is Mum of two small children, and she likes to cook, photograph and blog her way through the day. Occasionally she braves doing craft with her kids.

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