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Creating Colorful DIY Faux Stained Glass Craft for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide

Today, we're digging into a delightful and colorful DIY craft. Gardener Kelsey will guide us through creating a Faux Stained Glass. of Foxie from our children's book, You Are a Gardener® .This engaging project can be enjoyed at home or in school. It involves several steps, but the end result is sure to be frame worthy!

Gardener Kelsey's Tip: To learn how to draw Foxie for this activity watch my step-by-step instructional video- click here!

<< Scroll down to watch Gardener Kelsey's video & scroll all the way down to collect your Gardening Tool Badge for this activity!>>

fox faux stained glass project for kids

Let's continue the crafting journey with Gardener Kelsey and explore the steps involved in creating Faux Stained Glass in Gardener Kelsey's brand new video:


  1. Draw a picture with a black marker on white paper.

  2. Put it in the picture frame.

  3. Trace your picture on the glass with the black marker.

  4. Add straight lines in the background of your image - like a stained glass effect (You can use a piece of cardboard to create straight lines).

  5. Mix ⅓ paint & ⅔ glue (want paint to look see through - add more glue if it is too dark).

  6. Paint your picture and background (multiple colors work best on the stained glass background).

  7. Let dry completely.

  8. For a fake lead outline, mix 50% glue & 50% black paint in a Ziploc bag and cut the corner to create a small tip.

  9. Flip your project over so the paint side is face down & outline all the lines with the black paint mixture.

  10. You can touch up lines with a paper towel.

  11. Let dry completely.

  12. Crumple up foil to cover up the back of the picture frame-crumple gently to avoid rips.

  13. Add your painting back to the frame.

  14. Put your frame in a bright & sunny spot.

faux stained glass fox craft for kids

Engaging in creative activities like creating colorful faux stained glass crafts can be incredibly beneficial for our social emotional development. Not only does it encourage gardeners to express their creativity and imagination, but it also helps us develop important skills such as patience, focus, and problem-solving.

As gardeners dig into this craft project, it creates the opportunity to practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, which are beneficial for younger gardeners overall development. Additionally, the process of creating something beautiful and unique can boost self-esteem and confidence, instilling a sense of pride.

Working on a craft project like faux stained glass can be a wonderful bonding experience for a group activity at home or in school. It provides gardeners of all ages with a chance to spend quality time together, communicate effectively, and collaborate on a shared goal. These interactions can strengthen relationships and create lasting memories.

Engaging in activities like creating colorful faux stained glass crafts can have a positive impact on a gardener’s social and emotional well-being. It nurtures creativity, builds essential skills, boosts self-esteem, and fosters meaningful connections with others. So gardeners, grab some colorful paint supplies and some glue &let’s grow!


faux stained glass fox craft badge

Hey gardeners, did you do our Faux Stained Glass Foxie Craft? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Faux Stained Glass Foxie' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet!


Unleash creativity with our step-by-step guide for a DIY Faux Stained Glass Craft. Perfect for kids, this colorful project promotes skill-building and bonding.


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