Friday Art: Stained Glass Butterflies

This past Friday we did a Friday Art project, and of course it was butterfly themed to go along with our Butterfly work for the week. This project Stained glass butterfly craft idea was found in my Spring Idea Book (purchased for $1 during Scholastic Dollar Days)

Stained Glass Butterflies Craft

We printed off our butterfly template from our Spring Idea Book, but you could use any butterfly pattern. I taped the butterfly to the table and then laid saran wrap over the butterfly making it as wrinkle free as possible and then taped the saran wrap to the table as tight as we could get it.
Next we outlined the black lines using our black permanent marker.
These were the colored sharpie markers they had to choose from.
Next we colored inside the butterfly using our colored sharpie markers. We did learn if they press down to hard at all it tears the saran wrap, but it didn’t show up at all on the finished project!
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Ethan’s butterfly all colored in, with mommy’s help to finish.
After you finish coloring the butterfly in, you take a piece of tin foil a little bigger than your paper plate, and crumble it up, carefully open it up and tape in place over your paper plate. Next very carefully peel off the tape holding the butterfly to the table, lay the saran wrap over the tin foil on the plate and tape into place!
The tin foil makes them look like they are stained glass.
Cody’s and Ethan’s on the window in the dining room.
Here are all of the kid’s finished on the window in the dining room. They turned out so beautiful!

Stop by and see some of the other butterfly activities on my Butterfly Pinterest board.
Stop by and check out all the great blogs I link up with for other great ideas to try with your kids.
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  1. Those turned out so pretty. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. I do want to try this with my kiddos. Visiting from the hop. 🙂

    • Jennifer,
      Thank for your kind comments! Please share with me how it turns out if you do try them, I would love to see them! Have a great week!


  2. This are very pretty butterflies! I might have to give this a try with my kids, they always love a reason to use the Sharpie markers;)
    Thanks for lining up to ABC this week for Show and Tell!

  3. This looks like such a fun project!! My kids would LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!! So cute!

  4. These are really pretty! I wonder if something thicker would work, like a page protector? (Saran wrap is my enemy!)Thanks for sharing!
    I hopped over from Enchanted Thursdays.

  5. Super cute idea! Thanks so much for linking up 🙂

  6. So pretty! It could easily be done with a diffreent image to a butterfly too.

  7. These are beautiful! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Caterpillar-Butterfly Pinterest board at

  8. These are so beautiful! Love the idea! 🙂

  9. I LOVE this!!!! I am sooo pinning it! I want to try this with my kids! 🙂
    (I clicked on it from Tutus and Tea party’s A Pinteresting Party)

    Feel free to stop by my blog any time. 🙂

    • I would love to see how they turn out if you do give them a try! I will stop over and check out your blog! Have a great week!


  10. We may have to do this project this summer! How fun!

  11. What a gorgeous stained glass effect with the tin foil. Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots this week.

  12. Thanks so much for linking this up last week!! I featured you this week!

  13. Kristine says:

    This is great. I am wondering if using contact paper to back it, instead of tinfoil might let you hang it on a window for a see-through stained glass effect. I am going to try this with my older students! Thank you for the step by step!

    • Kristie,
      I agree that contact paper would work good to, maybe easier to work with than suran wrap to!! Please share your completed project with me if you do it, I would love to see how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!


  14. That is totally awesome!!! Popping in from Pre-K corner.

  15. Very pretty project, love that you used very inexpensive household items to get such a big bang! So glad you shared with us at Tip Toe thru Tuesday!

  16. This are gorgeous, love how they sparkle.

  17. Very nice project! Thanks for sharing this with Look What We Did.

  18. Oh, I love these! My 5-year old daughter is very excited to make them…she’s already making plans! I’m going to share this on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page and pin it–thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!!

  19. What a neat idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  20. These look beautiful! I’m going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party.

  21. They are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with our spring carnival. 🙂 I linked to your post here:

    • Thanks so much for sharing our Butterflies on your blog post, It is very much appreciated!! I hope you have a blessed week!


  22. Very neat project! Thanks for sharing with BTT!

  23. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with Tuesday Tots last week.

  24. Just dropping by once more to let you know that featured this on Tuesday Tots this week. Drop by, check it out, and link up for the week 🙂

  25. What fun! Those look so beautiful!

  26. You always have such creative ideas! The foil really makes the butterfly stand out. Please stop by and link this to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  27. Hello,

    Thank you for Linking Up your posts this week on Money Saving Monday. I wanted to let you know that your post is one of the Featured Posts this week! You can see this post here. Money Saving Monday- Week 3. I also want to invite you to link up your new post for the week.

    Thank You,



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