Stained Glass Ornament

Colorful Light

The stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals were created to tell religious stories.  Each window was a scene of the life of a saint.  The colorful glass windows were lit up by the sun, which made the scene glow inside the cathedral.

A rose window is a round stained glass window used in Gothic architecture.   The glass pattern is repeated to make a symmetrical design.

The rose window was the inspiration for this stained glass ornament craft.  Click “stained glass ornament” to get the pattern.

*If you want to make this craft with younger students,  use only 2 of the circles and one piece of tissue paper to make a flat ornament.