When I was teaching first grade, a very amazing teacher introduced me to this craft and I’ve done it every year since. The results are always the same. The artwork looks great and the kids LOVE doing it, regardless of their age. We usually do this during the holiday season, so that is why the pictures you will see are Christmas-y. You could run copies of any stained glass design to fit your needs. I just like my Christmas pics.
Ideally, I try to pair this assignment with an informational text article explaining stained glass windows, i.e. the history of it, the technique, most renowned pieces, etc. I also have a short poem titled “Stained Glass” that the students memorize for an oral presentation. Now, notice I said ideally….this year, I simply ran out of time. I ended up completing this activity during our holiday party. It actually worked out well, but it was purely for the fun of it–no text needed.