Stained Glass Cross – Easter Craft

  stained-glass-cross Easter Craft for Kids

My boys have been counting down to Easter and looking forward to those Easter egg hunts since the beginning of March. I thought what a better way to emphasize the meaning of Easter by reminding us all of the cross. This is an easy craft that little ones can do. And while working together, we had some wonderful discussions about what Jesus did and his sacrificial death on the cross for us just because He loved us.

Isaiah 53:4-5 came to mind as we enjoyed our Easter craft.

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.


Tissue paper
Wax paper
Craft stick
Cut-out crosses
White Glue


1. Cut out squares of colored tissue paper or have your kiddos tear them.

2. Precut some crosses. I used scissors to cut out the inside of the crosses.

3. Roll out a piece of wax paper that is double the width of your cross.

4. Fold the wax paper in half and spread glue onto half of the wax paper using a craft stick.

5. Add tissue paper squares to the glued wax paper until all the glue is covered.


6. Now spread glue all over the other side of the wax paper and fold over on top of the tissue.


7.Smooth out the paper and let it dry. I put some heavy books on top to help it dry nice and flat.

8. Glue the cross to the wax paper, let dry. Then cut out the cross.

stained-glass cross

9. Now you have a beautiful stained glass cross!





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  1. I was thinking about doing something similar with my girls next week. I hadn’t thought about using wax paper for the back – thanks for the tip!

    • Hi Jill,
      Yes, the wax paper definitely helps and makes it less messy. I hope you’ll enjoy the craft with your girls. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. What a great idea. I am always on the look out for different ways to make crosses for Vacation Bible School – this looks like a great one.
    I am linking in from A Wise Woman Builds Her Home.

    • Thank you Janis. I’m glad you can use this craft in Vacation Bible School. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you!

  3. So pretty! You have taught me a new way of doing it. I think your way is much easier by laying the cross down, gluing it and then cutting out the cross. Much easier than trying to glue the stained pieces on the cross because you are in danger of getting all that glue on it from sticky hands. You are brilliant!

    Also love how it is an opportunity to share about Jesus with your little ones. There can be a “sermon” in so many opportunities with children! 🙂

    Just wanted you to know that the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party is up and ready for you to link up your posts this week. Thank you for participating last week. I’d love to have you join us again! Can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!

  4. My kids made those when they were little. Brings back sweet memories. They are teens now into making bigger things. Nice to meet you through IP.