Thanks to my good friend, Censie, for sharing a super cute and easy St. Patricks Day art project today! This is a great project for children of any age really – they can use their imagination to make a beautiful stained glass rainbow – just in time for the spring sunshine! You only need a few materials and you are on your way. Make sure to check out all of the other art projects Censie has done with her children – you will want to try them all!
Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers
St. Patrick’s Day and Spring is just around the corner! I love decorating for this time of the year which means it is time for crafts with my favorite Preschooler! I wanted something for our front window for St. Patrick’s Day but also for Spring. Rainbows are totally St. Patrick’s Day and so Springy! This craft is perfect for school aged kiddos, Jude is almost 4 and he needed assistance but did most of it on his own. It was actually a very educational craft as well, we learned all about Rainbows and colors!
Want to make your own? Of course you do!
- Wax paper
- White Glue
- Paint Brush
- Rainbow Colored tissue paper cut or torn into small pieces.
How to make:
Step 1: Using a large piece of wax paper begin setting up your crafting area. Paint the elmer’s glue onto the wax paper generously.
Step 2: Once the glue is on the wax paper start creating your rainbow. Let your child be as creative at this point – they can make the perfect little rainbow or a crazy mixed up rainbow!
Step 3: After we were done with the Rainbow colors and white clouds Jude told me that we needed a treasure at the Rainbow too. Well of course we need a Pot O Gold! Well done Jude. This is the face of a pleased boy! Check out that Treasure he made!!
Step 4: Once the tissue paper is in place you will need to roll out another sheet of wax paper and paint more white glue onto it. Simply place the second piece of wax paper glue side down onto the tissue paper. Smooth out and remove any air bubbles.
Step 5: Let the glue dry completely, we let ours sit over night, once dry you can cut your Rainbow Stained Glass out.
Now you just need to find the perfect window to hang your rainbow masterpiece and you will have the luck of the Irish with you!
Thanks for sharing this great craft with us Censie!