Suncathers are fun and easy to make. It's a great craft for toddlers and children of all ages. You only need a few items to get started as well.
Here's what you'll need:
Tissue paper squares in assorted colors (you can cut regular tissue paper if you don't have craft squares)
Clear contact paper
A hole punch
A cup of coffee (optional)
Making the suncatchers is quick and easy. It can be a good craft to keep little ones busy while you're trying to complete another task, like cooking, if you need it to be. Of course, crafts are always more fun when you do them together.
Now for the fun part; making the Easter Egg suncatchers. Start by printing a full page egg shape. Cut 2 pieces of clear contact paper the size of that piece of paper you printed the egg on. Set the egg to the side for now.
You actually only need the shape of the egg so if your kids are like mine and want to color in the egg, go ahead and let them. Why waste a perfectly good egg anyway?
Once your children are finished and ready to move on to the next step, set out one piece of clear contact paper with the sticky side up. Give the kids a selection of colorful tissue paper to chose from. Instruct them to place the squares all over the paper any way they like.
When they are finished, place the second sheet of contact paper on top of the first piece with the sticky side down. This will lock the two pieces with the tissue paper between them.
Now, cut out the Easter Egg that you printed or have your children do it. This is a great time to work on motor skills. Use the cut out egg as a template and trace it over the clear contact paper. Then cut the contact paper out in the shape of an egg.
All that's left is to do is use the hole punch to make a hole in the top and to place the string through it. Then you can hang it up in the window and enjoy the beauty.