Create Stained Glass With Washable Paint

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Did you know you can use washable tempera paint to create the look of “stained glass” on your windows?  A few days ago my six-year-old daughter and  I painted the front windows of our playroom, something we have wanted to do for a while now. (*Bonus, it blocks out people passing by from being able to see in!) We are so very happy with the results, I  hope you love our stained glass art as much as we do!



First, my husband and I taped off the main window with 1 inch masking tape you can also use painters tape.

Using flat & round-tipped paintbrushes, our daughter used tempera paint to paint all the areas she could reach on the step ladder <3 Here is our little artist busy in her zone!

Adding the final touches!

Inside the window before and after the tape removal

For the two long windows, I taped stencils to the outside of each pane. I used a black acrylic paint pen to trace the stencil, then used colored acrylic paint pens and tempera paint to colorize the pictures, free handing the extra details. Please note: if your windows are tinted do not use acrylic paint as you will need to use a razor to scrape off when ready to remove. 

With most everyone being quarantined right now due to COVID-19, many people in our neighborhood are putting teddy bears in their windows for when families are on walks with their kids they can go on a “bear hunt”. So, of course, I had to paint a teddy bear in our window. 🙂

Isn’t it lovely! 

Check out the windows at night from the outside! 

My friend Becca gave me permission to share her home windows that she painted, with an important message “Save Lives Stay Home”  <3

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  1. Tina

    This looks so fun! I love the stained glass look, and the way the outline from the tape looks is really cool! I’ll have to try this with my kids.

    1. We had so much fun designing and painting our stained glass windows and we get to enjoy looking at them while playing in our playroom everyday <3 Your kids will love it!

  2. Kelsey S.

    You all did a great job on this! Such a great way to creatively decorate the windows. I like that people can’t see in too.

  3. Joy Fletcher

    The heart in the middle is such a nice touch. And I love the sun! Love the stencils. Bet it looks very nice from the outside too.

    1. Thank you and yes we have received a lot of comments from neighbors passing by <3

  4. Brittni

    What a beautiful site this must be for those walking around feeling down because of the virus, I bet it brightened their day. The colors you picked look perfect, bright and cheery. My daughter loves bright colors. The stencils turned out really cool too, they have this unique textured look to them. Great job guys!

    1. Thank you for your compliments! We have a park close by, and yes we have gotten lots of compliments from neighbors walking past. It was lots of fun to paint 🙂

  5. Tanya

    Totally gonna do this to my dining room windows, we have three long rectangle shaped ones that face the street. Might be cool to do the window beside the front door too.

  6. Gia Carapelli

    I love stained glass windows in church, I always look at the details, this is a lovely way to enjoy stained glass windows at home, especially since we are attending worship online theses days.

  7. Sarah

    I had no idea you could apply washable paint on windows! We were thinking of putting some privacy film up, but this homemade stained glass looks way more interesting and fun.

    1. Perfect timing, I’m glad you found my blog. It is more interesting and fun! Plus quality family time 🙂

  8. Rose

    I immediately felt at peace when I saw this washable paint stained glass – just lovely!! 🙂

  9. martin

    Thank you so much… We are going to do this with kids!

  10. Wanda

    Wow, this would be perfect for our playroom windows! I cant wait to do with the little ones!

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  11. Lucy

    I Love this so much! So beautiful!

  12. Marlene

    This looks so fun to make, we will have to try!

  13. warren

    I remember making something similar when I was a child!

  14. cooper

    I love this idea!

  15. Lena

    You can certainly see your skills within your work!

  16. Jen

    So pretty!! Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. – Jenny

  17. Emily Bennette

    I never knew you could do a washable stained glass window. Personally, I would want to get my nephew involved in making one for his mom. It seems like it might even be fun to get his design turned into a real stained glass window.

  18. Ben L

    My wife and I are going to do this with our kids in their bedroom this weekend! Thank you for the idea!

  19. Belinda Mirams

    I didn’t know you could do this I’m going to paint a Halloween theme right now!

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