A very simple spring activity. Each year they enjoy painting or crafting some decorations, to hang on a tree in the garden for when the Easter Bunny visits. These stained glass window decorations were perfect.


  • Stained glass painting kit from Poundland
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Suction cup hooks


The paints and paintbrush were included, so this was a very quick and easy set up. Finn started decorating his bee.

While Ioan worked on his chick.

Finn wanted his rabbit to look like Bunny from Toy Story 4. He wanted an orange carrot, so painted it yellow, then added some red and mixed the colours together on the decoration.

Whilst painting his egg, Finn spotted two things. The first was that he’d accidentally leant on his bee decoration, giving himself a temporary tattoo. This is one of the many reasons they often paint in just their pants. He also noticed that after scrubbing his brush in the water to clean it, the bristles were all splayed. Ioan suggested he dipped it back in the water and then squeezed the bristles back together, which worked well.

Ioan painted his bee with the alternating coloured stripes to Finn, so they could easily tell them apart. He also decided to make orange for his bunny, but chose to do his colour mixing on his scrap paper first.

Finn painted his chick to finish his set of decortions.

Ioan wanted his egg to look different from Finn’s. He decided to do some more colour mixing to make a purple for his flowers.

They enjoyed sticking their finished stained glass decorations around their letters on the window. We threaded string through the loops and used suction cup hooks to stick them on the window.

Finn: DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Expressive arts and design

ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.