Simple suncatcher crafts for kids
Suncatchers add colorful brightness to any room. They are a visual treat to look at. Especially, if it’s made by kids, the display of their creativity helps them admire their own skills.
Here, we have an easy suncatcher craft idea for kids using tissue paper. You can download the template to make the suncatcher from our resource library.
Here we have used transparent paper to make the suncatcher. Since it’s non-adhesive, we used glue to stick them together.
If you want you can use self-adhesive clear contact paper too. In that case, you don’t need to use glue, but all the other steps remain the same.
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- Crayons or Oil pastels
- Transparent paper OR self-adhesive sticker paper
- Colored tissue papers
- Retractable paper cutter knife
- Hole punch
- Cotton twine
- Template #4 – Tissue paper suncatcher craft template (available in our free resource library – get the password by signing up using the form in step 1)
Step 1: Making the suncatcher cutout
1a. Download and print the printables. There are 3 versions available in our free resource library to do this suncatcher craft – flower, tree, and sun. You can download all of them from the library by signing up using the form available in the next section.
Free printable template for DIY suncatcher craft
Get the free template for this craft and password for the library to your email by filling out the form below.
Here we are making the suncatcher using the flower template. After downloading the printable, follow the next steps.
1b. Cut the center portion of the flower out.
If you are using the tree template, cut the green portion of the tree out. And if you are using the sun template, cut the center portion of the sun out. You can find the completed pictures at the bottom of this post for reference.
1c-1d. Since it is harder to cut the circular part in full, we cut the center portions out as two semicircles. Do however it seems easy for you.
1e. Color the flower.
1f. Now place the transparent sheet directly under the flower template.
1g. Along the circular center of the flower, trace a circle to the sheet placed beneath. Use an erasable marker for this as we would need to erase the circular outline later.
1h. Trace one more such circle, and cut both circles out. When you cut the circles out, remember to leave a little space outside the outline, as we need some space to stick it to the center of the flower template. So, make sure you don’t cut too close to the outline.
1i-1j. You have the two circular cutouts. Now rub the circles off from the cutouts.
1k-1l. The next step in making the suncatcher is to cut the flower out.
Step 2: Making the transparent portion of the suncatcher
2a-2c. Cut tissue papers into small pieces. You can use a single color or use different colors.
2d. Now, take one circular cutout and apply glue on one side of it.
2e. Make sure you apply glue thoroughly.
2f-2g. Now stick the tissue paper pieces one by one onto the transparent paper filling in the border. Make sure you stick the tissue paper pieces overlapping each other so that there is no gap in between the papers.
Now apply glue to the second circular cutout and stick it to the first cutout so that the tissue papers are sealed safely between the two transparent cutouts.
2h. Apply glue along the circular edge of the center portion to stick the cutouts.
2i-2k. Stick it.
2l-2n. Punch a hole onto the paper and thread a piece of string through it. Make a knot and hang it on a bright window where enough sunlight passes through.
Here are the pictures of suncatchers using all the templates available in the resource library. Please scroll till the end. Also, you can find a video tutorial for making the suncatcher at the end.
Video tutorial to make suncatcher
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