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Colorful Stained Glass Block

Let your creative light shine through
Any time you can get the kids involved in a craft that doesn’t have to be hung on the refrigerator, it’s a good thing. This pretty stained glass block is easy to make and incredibly useful on a windowsill, in front of a candle, or as a gift for Mom on her special day. It’s clearly a craft for family members of all ages and artistic abilities.

100_0202What you will need:

  • Glass block – you can purchase these at your local home improvement store.
  • Transparent glass paint – purchased from craft store in an assortment of colors in squeeze bottles
  • Sharpie marker
  • Patterns – pictures from the internet or coloring books
  • Scissors
  • Decorations and adornments – glass globs, flat rocks, ribbons, etc.
  • Glue


  • Clean your block with soap and water or window cleaner.
  • Dry the block well.
  • Cut out the pieces of the picture pattern you have chosen and place them on the block.
  • Trace with the sharpie marker.
  • Using the black glass paint, outline your pattern.
  • Let dry.
  • With your paint bottles, fill in the outline with your chosen color.
  • Next, glue decorations on to complete your project. Don’t forget to sign your work on the bottom of the block with your sharpie.100_0204Stained_Glass_Blocks-July-2011
  • Set on a windowsill and watch the sun light up your art!

It might help to pick out a pattern before you buy the paint so you have the right colors for your image.