Stained Glass Rainbow Craft

Stained Glass Rainbows are the perfect craft for kids for Spring and St. Patrick’s Day!

Stained Glass Rainbows Craft | Easy to make using materials you probably have on hand! #St.Patrick'sDay #kids #craft

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up fast and the boys were reminding me that we hadn’t completed a single craft yet – GASP!  I asked them what sounded fun and they both wanted to do something with rainbows…or gold coins.  I knew they would enjoy making this fun and easy Stained Glass Rainbow craft so that’s what we did!  I love stained glass crafts because I never have to go buy supplies.  All you need is colored tissue paper, glue, and waxed paper.  Since I am a tissue paper hoarder {don’t throw that away!} I’ve got all kinds of colors just waiting to be used on craft projects like this.


Tear up colored tissue paper into small pieces.


Tear off a piece of waxed paper and paint on some white glue.  I used Elmer’s School Glue and it works beautifully.


Start placing tissue paper directly onto the glue creating a rainbow.  If you’re like Bryce, you don’t play by the rules and put the colors on in the order YOU want.  He said this his rainbow was “bu-te-ful” and it is!

Once you have your rainbow complete, you can add clouds if you want.


Finally, tear off another piece of waxed paper and paint on some more glue.  Place it on top of your rainbow making sure the entire rainbow is covered with glue and smooth the surface gently.


Let your rainbow dry before cutting out and hanging.  I used double-sided tape to hang up our rainbows and they look stunning when the sun is coming through!

Stained Glass Rainbows Craft | Easy to make using materials you probably have on hand! #St.Patrick'sDay #kids #craft

More crafts we enjoy:


Potted Rainbow


Leprechaun Hats

St Patricks Day5x7-1

St. Patrick’s Day Printables


Stained Glass Cross

Mom On Timeout Signature

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  1. That looks so fun!

  2. Such a cute craft to get us in the St. Patty’s Day mood!! Just posted on Craft Gossip!!

  3. Love this Trish! I love tissue paper crafts – and rainbows!

  4. So pretty! What a fun St. Patricks Day activity for little ones. Tearing the paper is great fine motor practice too! Pinning!

  5. Great idea. The result looks good and imagination is the only limitation. Thanks for the how to.

  6. Perfect for kids! Thanks so much for the great idea – pinned for future (or not so future) reference! :)

  7. Very cute! Love fun kids’ crafts!

  8. How pretty! Riley and I are definitely going to need to make one of these. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  9. Adorable Trish! Will have to do this with my girls this year!

    Take care,


  10. Found you via a link up! Such a cute idea! I have to do this with my kids! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Found you via HOH…can’t wait to do this with my little one!

  12. What a cute, cheerful project! I love how colorful it is, particularly since we’ve seen nothing but snow for days. If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  13. so cute Trish! I love projects for the kiddos!

  14. This is so easy and fun. I’m pretty sure we’re going to have to do it one of these days, maybe one of the days we are sequestered at home from one of the many colds and illnesses we’ve had this season.

  15. I found you on pinterest and am very interested in tons of your things. Thanks for taking the time for people like me . I appreciate it, and applaud your efforts.

  16. Love this, Trish! Such a cute craft! :)

  17. Love this for my daughter’s Rainbow themed birthday party in May! Thanks!

  18. My granddaughters made these as thank you’s so cute & easy

  19. Found this on Pinterest. We went out today to get the tissue paper to make the rainbow and became inspired to make a shamrock as well. This project kept my little one and I busy for a while on this cold day. Love the way they look on the windows with the sun peaking through. Thank you for the fun and easy craft project!

  20. Hello Trish,

    I had to tell you that this is a refreshing take on how to use tissue paper in a craft! I made a tissue paper rainbow, but never thought of placing it in a window.

    The colors are beautiful!! This stained glass tissue paper rainbow is PERFECT for St. Patrick’s Day. So perfect, that I added to my St. Patrick’s Day roundup of kids crafts!

    Once I saw this, I knew I wanted to share. Thanks for the great craft Trish!

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