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Valentine's Stained Glass Picture Craft

This easy kid’s Valentine’s craft makes a huge impact.  The kids might need a little help with tracing the pattern, but when they are done, they are sooo proud of their pictures.  Dress up your window with this neat craft for kids!  Try our other Valentine's Day craft: Valentine Paper Airplanes. 

What you'll need:

  • 2  pieces of colored construction paper

  • One Plastic sheet protector – clear, not frosted                                                     

  • Masking Tape

  • String for hanging

  • Scissors

  • Markers:– Sharpie brand permanent markers work great because they won’t smear

  • Foil

  • Valentine pattern (there are 2 to choose from – one very simple and one more advanced)


How to make it:

  1. Print out one of the Valentine patterns.  Insert the paper into the plastic sheet protector.  Carefully trace the design onto the plastic sheet protector with a permanent black marker (Tip: Adults can do a bunch of tracing before a group event to cut down on time).

  2. Remove the pattern and cut away the edges of the sheet protector.

  3. Flip your picture over and start coloring in your design.  Add the color for your Valentine on the opposite side as the outline of the picture.  This will avoid smearing the black outline of your design. You can add embellishments as you go.

  4. Once you have your design how you want it, set it aside.  Get a piece of foil and lightly crumple it, then smooth it out.  Put the shiniest side up. 

  5. Take your picture and place it on top of the shiny foil with the colored side down.

  6. Secure your picture to the foil with masking tape.

  7. To make a frame, take one piece of construction paper and fold it in half.  Cut out a rectangle about the size of the area you want to show.  Unfold it

  8. Trim off the foil edges to fit within your frame. Secure with masking tape on the back.

  9. You can add a hanging string at this time by taping it to the back of your picture.  Glue down and cover the whole back of your picture with another piece of black construction paper.

Kids are always really impressed with how fantastic their pictures come out! Valentine Stained Glass picture craft Valentine's Stained glass craft picture of inserting the pattern into the sheet protector Valentines Stained glass picture of the traced pattern Valentines stained glass picture of coloring the pattern Valentines's Stained glass picture of placing the pattern on the foil easy print icon

Easy print version Valentine's Stained glass picture of attaching the pattern to the paper Valentine Stain glass pattern 1 Valentine stainglass pattern 2
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