You may have read in an old post how much I love Thursdays because it’s playgroup day. I was very lucky to stumble across our amazing playgroup and was even luckier to be asked to help run it this year with another Mum.
Pinterest has always been my saviour for all things crafts and I’ve come across some wonderful craft ideas for the kids to engross themselves in while us Mums have a well needed catch up, coffee and adult conversation.
I was so excited when I came across this DIY Sun Catcher activity at The Artful Parent, the materials were accessible, it was easy to set up, easy for the kids (ages ranging from 1 to 4) and they look beautiful. The kids really enjoyed admiring their creations. Elliott’s sun catcher is now hanging up in our kitchen and catches the sunlight every day.
DIY Sun Catchers
Paper plates (preferably the non coated ones as they’re easier to draw on)
Feathers & sequins (and any other decorations you’d like to stick on)
Scissors (for an adult to cut the center and contact)
- Get an adult to cut out the center of the paper plate.
- Cut out some contact in the shape of a circle, a little larger than the size of the plate opening. Stick the contact onto the back of the plate.
- Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the top for the ribbon.
- Thread the ribbon through the hole, make a loop and tie a knot. This is used for hanging the sun catcher.
- Start sticking and decorating!