If you aren't in the mood to get out the glue or you don't have time for a big mess, these suncatchers are just the thing for you and your child.
Time Required: varies
- Cut some colored tissue paper into small squares (or other shapes), about 1 x 1 inch.
- Cut two squares (size is up to you) of clear contact paper.
- Place one square of contact paper sticky side up on a table.
- Allow your child to drop, place, pat or throw the tissue paper onto the contact paper.
- Take the second piece of contact paper and press evenly to the decorated piece.
- If desired, cut the sealed pieces into any desired shape.
- Punch a hole in the edge and thread a piece of yarn or curl ribbon through for hanging.
- Hang in a sunny window.
- You can also use confetti or other decorative papers besides tissue paper.
- Cut the paper into shapes for the holidays. For instance, one year I cut red, pink and white tissue paper into hearts for Valentine's Day, and then cut the entire suncatcher into a large heart shape.
- To keep the contact paper from sliding around or sticking to toddler fingers, use a few small pieces of double sided tape in the corners to affix to the table while your child works. Remove these when the project is done.
- For added decoration, you can fold some colored tape around the edges.
What You Need
- Clear Contact Paper
- Scraps or Pieces of Colored Tissue Paper
- Piece of Yarn