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.
- Print This Coloring Page on White Paper or Tracing Paper
- A Small Amount of Vegetable Oil
- A Cotton Ball
- A Pair of Scissors
- A Paper Plate
- Gold Paint
- String for Hanging
- A Glass Plate
- A Kitchen Towel
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!)
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!
4.) 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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