Stained Glass Nativity Craft


Christmas always comes faster then I’m prepared for.

I remember it was even faster when I had lesson plans to prepare for.

This is a quick and easy craft that will give you beautiful results.

(You might remember that we’ve used this technique on our Stained Glass Easter Craft)


Download: Nativity

So here’s the deal.

You can either print that page on vellum paper and color it in with markers

-or- a more budget friendly and FUN way is to print it on regular paper and then do the following:


Color your paper with marker.  Encourage children to leave areas of white or to use their yellow pen to highlight the tops of each section.


When your page is colored, flip it over and apply oil to the back.  I used a canola oil and a paper towel to rub it in.  You’ll instantly see the oil soaking in.  Oil the entire page.


Let dry, then Hang up in a sunny window.  You can see in my image the oiled area lets the light through.  You can even get creative with what areas you oil and don’t oil for a different effect (see that little oil spot near the bottom of the page)

I think a window full of these would be beautiful in a classroom window!

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  • Jr. Church | Pearltrees Reply

    […] Stained Glass Nativity Craft […]

    December 4, 2013 at 9:56 am
  • Dony Reply

    what a cool idea… can’t wait to try it out!

    December 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  • Angelina Reply

    What a brilliant idea! I had no clue it would be that easy! Thanks for sharing and may you have a blessed Christmas!

    December 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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