Kite Suncatchers

Kite Suncatchers

Kite Suncatchers

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.

Materials Needed:

  • Black construction paper
  • Contact paper
  • Tissue paper in assorted colors
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Stapler

Kite Suncatchers

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.

Kite Suncatchers

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.

Kite Suncatchers

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!

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