How to Make Paper Looked Stained Glass With Baby Oil

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Things You'll Need

  • Permanent black marker

  • White paper

  • Markers or crayons

  • Paper hole punch

  • Yarn or string

  • Baby oil

  • Paper cup

  • Cotton swabs

Create your own stained glass creation with paper and oil.

Nothing illuminates the room like the soft glow sunlight streaming through a stained glass window. Although making true stained glass cannot be an afternoon project, you can create the look of stained glass with a few household items. Turn any picture you color translucent with a coating of baby oil. You will have that beautiful glow hanging in front of your window within minutes.


Step 1

Print out or draw a design with a permanent black marker on white paper. Draw geometric shapes around the main design. Color the entire paper with brightly colored markers or crayons.

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Step 2

Punch a hole with a hole punch at the top of the paper. Thread yarn or string through the hole and tie the ends together so you can hang your stained glass project.

Step 3

Pour baby oil into a small paper cup. Dip the cotton swab into the oil and apply oil to the back of the picture. Allow the oil to dry before hanging your stained glass creation.


Apply only a small amount of oil to the paper, just enough to make the paper look translucent.

You can also use other oils found in your house, such as vegetable oil.


Gently paint the oil on the back of the paper or you will rip the paper.

To avoid stains on furniture, allow the paintings to dry on newspaper.


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