Big Ideas & Family Challenges: Stained Glass Easter Window

So many people are taking on the challenge of brightening the view for their neighbours with window decorations. Consider giving your neighbours and those out for a walk something new to look at by painting one of your windows to look like stained glass.

You will need:

  • Glass Cleaner
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paper Plate or Painter’s Pallet
  • Paint Brush

How to:

  1. Clean the glass and make sure it’s dry.
  2. With the painter’s tape, lay out a stained-glass pattern. Because it’s Easter this weekend you might consider putting a cross in the middle. (If you just want to do a free design, don’t worry about the tape.)
  3. Squeeze your paint out on a paper plate and then apply the colours as you desire.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Remove the tape. (Though you may like the look of the tape lines—in which case, leave them.)
  6. When you’re ready to remove it, acrylic paint will wash away with soap and water.


  • Instead of painter’s tape you can use puffy paint to serve as lead lines – this will have an end result that looks more like real stained glass.
  • You can mix a little dish soap with your paint to make it a bit more transparent.

Have fun!