Patriotic Suncatchers

Patriotic Suncatchers

Patriotic Suncatchers

I love holidays!  Today we started to get ready for the 4th of July by making Patriotic Suncatchers.  This was a super easy project that the kids really enjoyed.  This project was much like the kite suncatchers we made in the spring.

Materials Needed

  • Blue construction paper
  • Contact paper
  • Tissue paper in red, white and blue
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape

patriotic suncatchers

Instructions

Before the kids got up to the table I prepped for this project.  I cut up three sheets of tissue paper (one of each color) into small squares and put it in two bowls.  Next I cut two pieces of contact paper.  At each kids station I taped the corners of one sheet to the table after I peeled off the backing.  I cut some small strips of blue construction paper and put a pile at each kids station.

I called the kiddos up to the table and they started sticking tissue paper down!  While they were working I cut two more pieces of contact paper to seal their designs.  After they finished I peeled the backing off the contact paper and stuck it on top.  After I matched the corners the kids rubbed the pieces together to get out all the air bubbles.

patriotic suncatchers

I made a star stencil and cut stars out of their designs.  I attached one piece of tape to the top and they put them up on the windows.

This was a very easy activity that kept their attention.  Suncatchers are definitely a favorite in our house!  Be on the lookout for some more patriotic posts in the coming days.  If you are looking for more inspiration right now check out my 4th of July Pinterest board.

Follow Crafty Mama in ME’s board 4th of July on Pinterest.

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