Suncatchers are such a fun and easy, hands-on project. Lorelai always enjoys doing them. So, when I replenished our tissue paper collection from the pieces found in her birthday gift bags, I knew just what we had to make first. A fall leaf suncatcher! The template itself is old. We did this fun craft project last year and the template worked out great for this project.
Materials We Used:
- 2 Pieces of Cardstock Paper
- Wax Paper
- Tissue Paper (we used orange and yellow)
The process is so easy, here are the instructions:
- Print out 2 identical sheets of the same leaf template.
- Cut out the INSIDE of each leaf, so that you will have a little “window” to create the suncatcher. Do this to both sheets.
- Cut out 2 sheets of wax paper that will cover the leaf hole. Glue down.
- Cut out small squares of tissue paper. The easiest way to do this is to fold a sheet of tissue paper in half a bunch of times.
- Add glue over the (wax paper covered) leaf hole and have your child glue down the pieces of tissue paper.
- Glue down the other sheet of wax paper, so that the tissue paper is sandwiched between two pieces of wax paper.
- Glue down the top template, printed side up.
- Lastly, trim down the paper as much as you want! I just cut off the excess on the bottom and the printed words on top.
- Voila, a beautiful suncatcher!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful craft ideas. I am as un-crafty as they get, but you make it so easy! I used to spend $$ for my son to take an art class at Gymboree. Now we stay home and work on things while my baby naps. It is a great way to spend one on one time with my 3 year old.
We did this sun catcher today and it turned out great!