In the weeks before Christmas, Meg made a stained glass window craft in school that she absolutely loved. The concept is simple. The kids colored with crayons a coloring sheet that looked like a stained glass window of the Holy Family. They then rubbed baby oil on the back with a cotton ball. The baby oil allowed the picture to be seen on the back of the paper and allowed light to easily pass through the picture, which made it more like stained glass. Her class then added a hole and a string to the top of the stained glass windows and created Christmas ornaments.
Meg has been talking about this craft since she made it. She has showed her stained glass ornament to every person who has entered our house since she hung it on the tree. With little to do on Saturday and Epiphany upon us, I told Meg and Clare we would give the craft a try. I did a google search for Wisemen Stained Glass Window coloring sheets and found one. Clare wanted a stained glass window of the Holy Family as well and we found the same coloring sheet that Meg's class had used.
The girls worked very hard to color in their windows and did a very nice job. I didn't have any baby oil, but my mom had told me that any oil would work, so we used olive oil. I put the oil on the cotton ball and each girl carefully rubbed it onto the back of her stained glass window and magically the picture appeared on the back of the paper. The girls then cut out the stained glass windows, punched holes in the top and found ribbon to thread through the holes. They took the stained glass ornaments upstairs and hung them on the small pink Christmas tree that we put in their room each year and called it their Epiphany tree. I like that creativity.