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Castle in the Clouds Stained Glass

Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough features some lovely hand-painted stained-glass windows. Here's a craft you can make which is inspired by their Arts and Crafts-era windows.

You'll need:

  • Print This Coloring Page on White Paper or Tracing Paper
  • Crayons
  • A Small Amount of Vegetable Oil
  • A Cotton Ball
  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Paper Plate
  • Gold Paint
  • String for Hanging
  • Tape
  • A Glass Plate
  • A Kitchen Towel

Castle in the Clouds Window - Coloring

1.) Print the Castle in the Clouds coloring page. (Provided Here) Encourage your child to color it using a heavy hand and bright colors.

2.) After the picture is colored, cut around the circle leaving an extra half-inch border. Lay the picture onto a glass plate, and set the plate on a towel; this step can be a little messy. Using the cotton ball, coat the paper in a very light coat of vegetable oil. This will give it that stained glass transparent look.

(Tip: If your printer is capable, print the coloring page on tracing paper for the same results without using the oil!)

Castle in the Clouds Window - 3


3.) Paint the back side of your paper plate with gold paint or any color you'd like your "frame" to be. We used  gold spray paint!


Castle in the Cloud - Measuring Frame4.) When dry, mark the center point of the plate. Using a ruler, make light marks in four places around the circle 2.5" out. (As seen in photo.)


5.) Cut out a circle to the marks you made. This leaves a bit of an edge to attach your drawing to. Tape your drawing to the white side of the plate with the colored side facing the painted side. Punch a hole in the top and hang in a window for a beautiful stained glass version of a Castle in the Clouds window! Enjoy!



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