Stained Glass Butterfly

A fun kids’ craft. This stained glass butterfly is simple to make and adds some color to your windows! Tutorial by Kelly from Typically Simple.

Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m stopping by to share a fun kids’ craft. This stained glass butterfly is simple to make and adds some color to your windows!

I love how easy this craft is to customize to different seasons or holidays. With spring in full swing around here, I thought a butterfly would be the perfect shape to use when making this stained glass project.

Stained Glass Butterfly



To get started, trace the shape (in this case, a butterfly) onto a piece of black construction paper and cut it out. Fold it in half and cut about half an inch to an inch from the outside following the outline of the shape. This will create the stained glass frame.

Cut up some tissue paper into little squares. Cut the contact paper to be a little bit larger than the butterfly, peel off the backing and lay the butterfly outline onto the sticky side of the contact paper. Add the tissue paper, overlapping here and there, making sure to cover the whole shape.

After the whole butterfly is covered in tissue paper, take another piece of contact paper, peel off the backing and place it sticky side down to sandwich the butterfly between the two pieces of contact paper. Then cut out the butterfly.

Finally, make a little cut into one of the butterfly wings, string the yarn through and tie in a knot. And that’s it! Now your stained glass butterfly is ready to hang in the window.

About Kelly

A teacher turned stay at home mom, blogging about crafts, recipes, and life’s adventures. I enjoy the great outdoors, eat too much chocolate, and get through my day on a strong cup of coffee!