A variety of methods for making Stained-Glass with kids in Sunday School
This topic was originally started by member Chris18's suggestions and request for more help. Feel free to add your resources and ideas to it!
For younger grades, I like coloring a picture with crayon and then rubbing it with baby oil or vegetable oil to make it transluscent. (It needs to dry.) See how-to here.
But we'd like to try something different in the older grades.
Techniques we tried and didn't like the results (maybe we were doing it wrong?)
- We've tried using overhead transparencies, but struggle with what to use on them. Sharpies seem to temporarily dry out after just a few strokes. Other permanent markers seems to end up very streaky looking.
- Tried a sample with acrylic paint which looks nice on the table, but not so nice when hung in a window. \
- Tried puffy paint tubes which wasn't too bad, but they sure went through the tubes in a hurry.
Here are two lesson plans at Rotation.org that use "stained glass paints" found at places like Michaels and Amazon.
- "The Last Supper" Art Workshop Stained Glass using Glass Paints and adhesive "leading strips" written by Jaymie Derden, State Street Church.
- The Birth of Jesus Art Workshop written by Carol Hulbert and Sherry Stone, First United Methodist Church. use stained glass method using GLASS PAINT on Glass Votive Holders.