This week, Tammy from Creative K Kids and Tammy from My Life Abundant have gone together to do a Spring/Easter Blog Hop! You can also link up your own Easter/Spring posts below and we will pin many of them to our Pintabulous Easter/Spring Pinterest Board, and then come back next week for another blog hop with our favorite recipes for Easter (or spring)!
Tissue paper suncatchers are very easy for any child to make with a little bit of supervision! They are a great craft to do for Easter as they have the pastel colors of tissue papers! It is also a great craft for the springtime as the bright sun shining through the suncatches is very beautiful
Here are the supplies that you need:
- different colors of tissue paper cut in squares about 1″ big
- glue mixture–1 portion of water to one portion of glue
- wax paper
- paintbrushes (we used 1″ foam brushes)
- construction or cardstock paper
- shapes to trace or freehand some shapes
How to make tissue paper suncatchers:
- Put some newspaper down on your table.
- Place a square of wax paper on the newspaper
- Take your shape pattern and cut it out or free hand a shape.
- Then trace that shape in marker on the wax paper. This will give the children an idea of where to glue the tissue paper.
- Have the kids start from the top down spreading glue on the waxed paper, then sticking tissue paper on the glue. Do small sections at a time.
- When the whole shape is done, go back over the tissue paper with the glue mixture to ensure edges are glued down.
- Let dry, then cut the shape out.
- You could stop here! They look pretty without a frame, but the frame makes your shape sturdier for hanging or easier to tape.
- To make a frame, place your shape on top of a piece of cardstock and cut the frame about 1/2″-1″ bigger than the shape.
- Carefully cut out the inside of the shape.
- I took a Q-tip with glue around the edges of the frame and glued the shape onto the frame.
- When it was dry, you can hang it! Either punch a hole in the frame and hang it or use tape on the back of the shape to stick it to the window.
Now you have beautiful Tissue Paper Suncatchers that even a preschooler can do (at least the glue and tissue paper part!)
If you want to print off these patterns, click on the shape!!
Here are the other posts that are part of this blog hop:
You can see Tammy’s post from My Abundant Life about Easter Note Card Printables HERE.
You can follow us on Pinterest HERE and link up your own Easter or spring posts below on the linky! Come back next week to read about some of our favorite Easter and spring recipes, and you can link up again! We’ll try to pin your posts to our board!