Stained Glass Egg

 

The first time we did a “stained glass” craft, we made a heart for Valentine’s Day {Tissue Paper Stained Glass Heart}. For Easter that year, E made this Stained Glass Egg Suncatcher using the same technique with contact paper and tissue paper but on a slightly different frame.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

(E was 2 years and 4 months old.)

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To make a Stained Glass Egg Suncatcher, you’ll need:

 

For the Valentine’s heart, I cut a heart shape from the center of a square piece of paper. This time, for the Easter egg, I cut an egg shape from construction paper, then cut out the center about half an inch (or about 1 cm) from the edge. I ended up with a skinny egg shaped frame.

I cut a few more stripes from the same construction paper and arranged everything on top of some contact paper that I’d taped to the table. I’d actually saved the left-over pieces of tissue paper from the previous craft, so E was able to use those.

She dove right in.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

Sometimes, tissue paper got stuck to her fingers, 

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

and sometimes, her hands got stuck on the contact paper. And sometimes, she stuck her hands to the contact paper on purpose 🙂 Besides being a craft, it was also a fun sensory experience!

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

E wasn’t content just using the precut bits of tissue paper but wanted to cut her own.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

She was very deliberate and careful about where she placed the bits of tissue paper.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

She didn’t have a lot of patience that day, though, so I left it out for the next day.

The next day, she added one more piece of tissue paper, then told me that she was done 🙂

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

I stuck another piece of contact paper on top to seal the stained glass egg and cut slightly outside the egg frame for a better seal.

E wanted to hang her craft up herself and experimented with placement on the window.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

I rolled up pieces of sticky tape for her, and she stuck them on the back of her egg but had trouble getting it to stay on the window. After examining the sticky tape carefully,

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

she decided to just stick it on the window

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

and then asked me to hang up her craft.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Simple stained glass egg suncatcher!

 

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Are you looking for more Easter activities? Here you go!

Fizzy Easter Cookie Cutters

Marbled Eggs

Full Body Easter Sensory Bin for Babies

Easter Kids Matching Game for Toddlers

 

Have you made a stained glass egg suncatcher or another stained glass craft? Tell me about it in the comments!

 

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