Help your kids make this Halloween Stained Glass Art Project to let people know that your home is an anti-bully zone!
We teach our students to take a stand against bullying whenever they can. This month we invite you to help us kick off our end-of-year fundraiser, Everyone Belongs, so that we may always stand up to bullying, systemic intimidation, and oppression.
This project comes just in time for Halloween. It might be a little too labor-intensive for littles, but should be enjoyable for ages 7+. If you like this DIY, please post your pictures to social media and tag Creative Action. We’d love to see your work!
Halloween Stained Glass Art Project for Kids (ages 7+)
- “Don’t be a Booooly” Template Free Download (or your own design on a piece of paper)
- Inexpensive 8.5×11 picture frame
- White or black paint pen or squeezable puffy paint
- Recycled plastic containers, paper plates, or a palette to mix “paint”
- Non-toxic clear school glue (must be clear)
- Food coloring in your preferred colors
- Popsicle sticks or toothpicks (to mix the “paint”)
- Print out the free “Don’t Be a Booooly” template (or draw your own design on a piece of standard paper.) Using a pencil, draw your lines around the ghost and text (or your design) to resemble stained glass pieces.
- Place your template in the picture frame image-side facing outward as if you’re framing the drawing.
- On the glass portion of the frame, use your paint pen or squeezable puffy paint to trace around the visible designs on your paper. You’re creating the lines that you’ll color in later. Allow the paint to dry before moving on to step 4.
- To make your “stained glass paint”, first decide which and how many colors to make. Then, pour a few tablespoons (feel free to eyeball it) of the clear glue into as many individual mixing containers as needed. Squeeze in a few drops of food coloring into each container to make your colored paints and stir with a popsicle or toothpick to combine. Adjust the amount of coloring based on how light or dark you want your paint.
- Use your paintbrush and clear paints to color in the lines of your design however you’d like!
- Once your image is painted, let it dry completely before removing the template from the frame and replacing the back piece. If you’d like to display the art without the frame back, PARENTS – glue the glass to the frame with heavy-duty glue.