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Faux Stained Glass Coloring Book Pages

Convert completed coloring book pages into stained glass wonders with this unique paper craft idea.

By: Cindy deRosier from
Faux Stained Glass Coloring Book Pages
Faux Stained Glass Coloring Book Pages
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In the Designer's Words: "Are you a fan of the coloring book craze? Not sure what to do with your finished artwork? Use a simple technique to turn a coloring page into faux stained glass to display in a window. This simple technique from childhood turns an adult or child's coloring pages into beautiful faux stained glass."
Transform your completed adult coloring book pages into brand new and stunning paper crafts when you learn how to make faux stained glass. This DIY craft tutorial shows you how to use completed coloring sheets to create a lovely butterfly craft idea. Use products you already have tucked away in your kitchen cabinet to make this sunny and delicate craft project idea. This unexpected idea would be a fantastic paper craft idea to try out with older elementary and middle school students, as well.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniquePaper Crafts


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Completed Lesisure Arts coloring book page
  • Vegetable oil
  • Newspaper
  • Cotton ball
  • Tape


  1. Trim your completed coloring page to the desired size and place it upside down on the newspaper.

  2. Moisten the cotton ball with the oil and rub it all over the back of the design. Add more oil as needed.

  3. Turn the coloring page right side up and place it on a clean section of newspaper. Allow it to sit until all excess oil has been absorbed, moving it as necessary.

  4. Use dark tape to attach the design to a window. Instant stained glass!

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