If you love colorful as much as I do, you will appreciate these fun suncatcher. It's a super easy craft to do with the kids at home or in the classroom. It's even a great little gift for mom for Mother's Day or to give for a birthday present.
All you really need is some sticky back craft foam, colored tissue paper and that's about it. Place it in a window or hang it near a window to catch the sun.
What You Need:
- Sticky back craft foam ( or foam and glue stick)
- Assorted tissue papers
- Glue stick (optional)
What to Do:
- Draw a 5 inch circle on the backing of your craft foam.
- Now draw 3 more circles inside of this circle. One, about 3/8 inch inside the original circle, another about a 1 inch circle in the center, the last about 3/8 inch from the center circle.
- Draw 6 little windows, spaced equally apart, around the suncatcher, using the drawn circles as guides.
- Poke a hole into the center of each space with the tip of your scissors, then cut an X to each corner. This will allow for better cutting. Cut out each little window area and the center circle.
- Draw a paper pattern to the shape of the windows, but a little larger, as shown in the photo. Cut out and trace onto each color tissue you will be using. Cut out.
- Remove the backing from your foam and press each window tissue into place. If you aren't using stickyback foam, use the glue stick to attach tissues.
- If you will be hanging your suncatcher, poke a tiny hole in the outer circle of your suncatcher and attach a string.
Sharon Pierce McCullough