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Bristol Rod Stained Glass Project

Time: 2-4 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Bristol Paper
Hygloss Cello Sheets
Metallic Acrylic Paints
Craft Knife
Ball Point Pen
Cutting Mat
Tacky Glue
Paint Brush

Use Bristol and Cello Sheets to make a stained "glass" window!


  • Step 1
    Take a 9x12" sheet of bristol and cut it into six 2x9" pieces. Measure and mark out 1/2" increments on the 2x9" pieces, as shown. Next score the bristol with ball point pen and ruler by making three lines on the 1/2" increments. At the score lines fold.
  • Step 2
    Glue two rods along the 12” edges of a 9x12” piece of bristol board. Cut and glue two rods along the 9” edges to finish the frame. Be sure to cut these rods at an angle so the ends line up with the triangle slope of the 12” rods.
  • Step 3
    Continue cutting rods of varying lengths, and glue them to the bristol board inside the frame to form sections. (Create more rods if necessary.)

  • Step 4
    Paint frame with metallic acrylics and let dry.

  • Step 5
    Cut out the sections of bristol board in between the rods.

  • Step 6
    Cut pieces of cellophane to match the cut-out sections and glue to the back of the frame.

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