Daily Archives: September 5, 2010

Eid Stained Glass Craft

This craft Subhanallah came about after I discovered a stack of Quality Street cellophane wrappers that I had saved ages ago. I had the idea for the craft but did not know how to execute it. When I googled I came to Fauxed Stained Glass. This website gave me some ideas. However I needed something more simplified and one that catered to Eid greetings without investing in a Cricut machine.

This is how I did this project with my children.


Overhead transparencies, cellophane papers, mod podge, paint brush or sponge applicator, black construction paper, scissors and a craft knife.


1. Create a template of greetings that you want and print it on an overhead projector transparency. The rough side of the transparency usually faces up on the printer tray.

This is my template. You are most welcome to use it. I bolded the frames to make it look like stained glass. Easier than using electrician tape I guess.

Eid Stained Glass Template

2. Turn the printout the wrong side up. Apply a thin layer of mod pogde. Place a piece of cellophane paper. Keep repeating this until you have covered the entire surface of the template. You will have to apply mod podge over existing cellophane paper to apply more over it. The more random it is, the results look better.

Just a tip. Try to cover the Eid greeting part with lighter colour cellophane. This will allow the design to show better when light shines through Insya-Allah.

DS1 trimming cellophane paper. His was more squarish cellophane pieces than random. He liked them that way.

DS2 applying mod podge. I did say a thin layer of mod podge. Don’t worry ours was a mod podge pond! But Alhamdulillah the end result was fine and the children had fun.

3. Once you’ve done the gluing down of the cellophane. Let the transparency dry. Meanwhile you can cut out the shape of your “stained glass” on a black construction paper using a craft knife. Once dry, attach transparency to the construction paper. The “right side” i.e. smooth surfaced should be on the outer side within the construction paper frame.

4. Hang it up on your window or sliding door and enjoy. Alhamdulillah this was our finished work.

I have made the above templates and a couple more with the Eid greetings in Arabic as well as in English. Insha-Allah I hope this will be of a help to those who do not read Arabic or for those who want to make this craft in a class with children of different faith as well.

Stained Glass Template – English & Arabic



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