Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft for Kids

Oh how kids go crazy for suncatcher crafts! This super cool suncatcher project is especially neat because it looks just like stained glass. And I love that it can be adapted for a wide variety of ages.

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Kids just love making suncatchers! There’s just something super exciting about seeing your completed artwork up in the window letting all the sunlight shine through. We’ve made suncatchers using crayon shavings and tissue paper suncatchers. Recently we added to our suncatcher collection by making suncatchers that look just like stained glass! (This post contains affiliate links.)

*This post was originally published on February 3, 2015 and has since been updated.


Materials for Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft

Directions for Making Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft

1. Cut your inkjet transparencies to the size you’d like your suncatcher to be.


materials for stained glass suncatcher


2.  Your transparency has a rough side and a smooth side. Tape it down with a few pieces of tape so the smooth side is face up.


3. Use your black Sharpie and ruler to draw numerous intersecting lines across your artwork so it resembles a stained glass pattern.


draw intersecting lines on your transparency


4. Turn your transparency over so the rough side is face up. Use your highlighters to color in the areas formed by the intersecting lines. Let it dry.


color in your suncatcher craft with highlighters


5. Cut out a frame from your construction paper and use double sided tape or glue to adhere it to your artwork.


Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft for Kids~ BuggyandBuddy.com


6. Hang it up in a window!


Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft for Kids


  • In addition to drawing the intersecting lines, you can use your marker to make various designs and patterns on your artwork. Try making hearts, polkadots or swirls!
  • Younger children can decorate the transparency with just the highlighters. No need to draw lines or color in designated areas.
  • You can create all kinds of different designs!

Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft for Kids


I just love how the highlighters really let the light shine through! It looks so much like real stained glass!


Faux Stained Glass Sun Catcher Craft for Kids



Cool Art Projects for Kids: Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft- Gorgeous window art for children to create for home or the classroom! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. Wow! That looks gorgeous! My 3 year old loves making sun catchers with tissue paper so we’ll have to give this a try 🙂

  2. This is so beautiful and such a great idea!

  3. Mindy kaisner says:

    Could you use other types of permanent markers?

  4. Can you do this using laminating sheets? I was thinking they also have a smooth and kind of rough side if you cut them on the crease.


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