Today we FINALLY did a Spring project. I had good intentions of doing a Spring project with the kids for at least a week – if not more but it seemed we were always doing something. Mostly we have been enjoying the nice weather! But this morning it was a little overcast so I decided it would be the perfect time to make kite suncatchers. The motivation for this project comes from Makes and Takes and can be found here.
- Black construction paper
- Contact paper
- Tissue paper in assorted colors
- Curling Ribbon
- Scotch tape
First I cut a diamond shape out of two pieces of black construction paper. I folded one spot over and made a small cut (big enough to insert the scissors) and cut an outline. Once the kite was finished I cut my contact paper to fit the kite shape. After the contact paper was the correct size, I peeled the backing and taped it to the table sticky side up. I stuck the kite shape down. Finally I cut the tissue paper into small squares and then I called the kids to the table.
When the kids got to the table I asked if they wanted their kites to have lines on them and they both said yes. I used the paper I had cut out of the kite outline to make the lines. Once I stuck the lines they started sticking down tissue paper to fill up the inside of their kites.
They quickly filled in their kites. While they were working I cut the contact paper to use for the top layer. Once they finished I peeled the backing and stuck them down. Boo Boo trimmed around the black outline herself, while I did Buddy’s for him. After we had the kite shapes cut out I stapled two pieces of yellow curling ribbon on the bottoms for the kite strings.
Once complete the kids picked windows and I used small pieces of scotch tape to put their kites up. They are beautiful with the sun shining through! Happy Spring everyone!