November 18th, 2013 at 10:04 am
By Kim Ross
One of my favorite crafts involves only a couple materials and brightens any window. A tissue paper suncatcher is an easy craft for very young children and yet older children can make it their own also.
- Tissue paper in various colors
- Clear Contact Paper
- Double-sided tape
1. Cut various colors of tissue paper into small pieces. Use colors that would go along with what your final project will be. Typically the pieces are cut into squares, but you can also use other shapes of tissue.
2. Cut 2 pieces of clear contact paper that are the same size.
3. Remove the backing from one pieces and put it sticky side up on a table. Tape the corners down so the contact paper lays flat.
4. Stick overlapping pieces of tissue onto the contact paper.
5. Continue sticking pieces of tissue paper until the entire piece of contact paper is filled.
6. Position the sticky side of the second piece of contact paper onto the tissue paper collage. Press it down firmly to seal in the tissue paper pieces.
7. Cut out the shape you would like the sun catcher to be. You can pre-draw the shapes onto the contact paper prior to cutting.
8. Tape these onto glass windows or doors or punch a hold near the top and hang with a ribbon or string.
Here are some great examples:
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.