Stained glass window card

Stained glass window card

Open this card in direct sunlight or under a lamp and it will look just like a stained glass window.

What you need:

  • White paper
  • Black cardboard – folded and cut into a large card
  • Coloured oil pastels
  • Cooking oil
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pencil

Number of players:


Design your window onto a blank piece of paper using a pencil.

Cut it out and trace its outline onto the font of your balck card.

Cut a window so that it can fit in place when the design is completed.

Colour the penciled design in with oil pastels.

Paint the finished coloured window design in cooking oil. (Careful not to use too much! But also make sure you use enough to cover both the front and back of the paper.)

Allow to dry/ wipe excess oil from the design with old cloth or tissues.

Tape the finished window into its frame on the front of the card.


  • For your window design if you need a little inspiration look to art deco designs (these are stunning designs that are simple patterns to recreate).

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