My kids love making craft projects. I don't love cleaning up the mess. Sun catchers are one of their favorite things to make, but I know that comes along with a mess of paint, water, brushes, and more! So we came up with an alternative that's quick, easy, and mess free!
- Clear contact paper or shelf liner paper
- Permanent marker
- Tissue paper (various colors)
- Tape (optional)
- Clipboard (optional)
|Draw the outline of your sun catcher on the contact paper with a permanent marker. Cut out a square/rectangle around the outline to separate the shape from the rest of the roll.|
Cut the tissue paper into smaller pieces; we found that approximately 1"x1" squares work great.
Peel back the contact paper from your design square. We found it worked really well to tape it sticky side facing up to a clipboard so the paper didn't roll back upon itself.
|Fill in the design outline with pieces of tissue paper. It's OK if the squares go outside the lines or the pieces slightly overlap! |
Be creative with your design!
|Cut a second piece of contact paper, peel the backing off, and stick it to the tissue paper. This sticks everything together!|
Cut along the outline of the shape with scissors to finish your sun catcher.
|Hang in a window with tape or punch a small hole and use a string and suction cup to hang it.|
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