Easter crafts: Stained glass window decorations

With Easter just weeks away, why not spend this Sunday getting a jump start on decking out your home with proper spring-like decor. We love the idea of making stained glass windows, which originated in Europe and became popular after the first millennium in churches as a way of celebrating the continuation of life, as an elegant way of celebrating Spring.

What You'll Need:

  • Black or pastel colored construction paper
  • Aluminum foil (12" x 15")
  • Paper towel (plain, undecorated)
  • Food coloring
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Water

What You'll Do:

  1. Create a Scherenschnitte egg.
  2. Lay down a sheet of aluminum foil.
  3. Dampen a paper towel.
  4. Lay towel flat on foil.
  5. Using little food coloring bottles, drip several drops of different colors onto the wet towel. Make sure colors touch, but do not overlap each other.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Cut dried towel to shape of each Sherenschnitte Egg.
  8. Using a glue stick or tape, paste paper towel to back of egg.
  9. Tape egg to window and enjoy.
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