Easy kids craft: faux stained glass house

Easy kids craft faux stained glass houseI recently discovered something about myself that is kind of funny. I LOVE designing and making kids’ crafts. I don’t even have kids. BUT I did grow up with four younger brothers and I babysat a lot when I was younger, and we did a lot of crafting. I also have plenty of friends with children that I can test my creations with!

This little faux stained glass house is such an easy kids craft. You can use tissue paper like I did, but you can also use napkins, scrapbook paper or whatever else you have on hand. That’s all I did. I found this little house and then used everything else that I had on hand. And what a fun house it is (I got it from Hobby Lobby). The roof even comes up so that you can store random crap in it (I love storing random crap in things). Here’s how I made it below.

Gather These Supplies

  • Paper mache house with removable roof
  • Mod Podge Wash Out For Kids (you can use regular Mod Podge too)
  • Apple Barrel Colors – White
  • Tissue paper in your choice of colors
  • Cardstock in coordinating colors
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • 1 small white button
  • Ric rac trim in your choice of color

IMG_7219Paint your paper mache house in the color of your choice. I recommend going with White or a very light color so the tissue paper stands out better. Paint several coats and let dry.

IMG_7222Cut tissue paper into squares—enough to cover the house. As I said, you can do napkins too – wrapping paper – scrapbook paper. Whatever!

IMG_7223Use Mod Podge Washout to adhere all the squares to the house in a random pattern. The Mod Podge Washout is nice because it comes out of kids’ clothing if they get it on themselves. Keep Mod Podging the house and adding tissue paper until the house is completely covered. Let dry.

Trim any tissue paper that overlaps the edges using the scissors.

IMG_7224Cut the cardstock to make a door and two windows, as well as any other pieces of the house you like (transom, chimney, etc.). Can you believe I even know what a transom is?

IMG_7225Mod Podge these cardstock pieces to the house and let dry.

IMG_1934Glue a button to the front door as a knob. Also glue ric rac trim around the edge of the roof – trim and let dry. Let dry 24 hours before using.

Easy kids craft - decorate a stained glass houseI love this for a kids’ desk – or hey, even for my desk. One of my favorite kids projects yet!