DIY Sun Catchers

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 

You’ll Need: 

Paper plates (preferably the non coated ones as they’re easier to draw on)
Clear contact
Feathers & sequins (and any other decorations you’d like to stick on)
Pens
Scissors (for an adult to cut the center and contact)
Hole Punch
Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Get an adult to cut out the center of the paper plate. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the top for the ribbon.
  4. Thread the ribbon through the hole, make a loop and tie a knot. This is used for hanging the sun catcher. 
  5. Start sticking and decorating!
Here’s some that we made at Playgroup. 
What are some creative activities that you do at your playgroup?

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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8 Comments

  1. April 4, 2014 / 3:14 am

    This is great!! My four year old will have a ball with this. Thank you for sharing x

  2. Pinky Poinker
    April 4, 2014 / 7:09 am

    Even though this is aimed at playgroups I could easily adapt this project for my class of grade fours. Love it! I’m always looking for new art projects.

  3. Denise Mooney
    April 4, 2014 / 7:41 am

    Such a cute idea Eva, thanks for sharing it:-)

  4. April 5, 2014 / 2:05 am

    These are awesome. I am going to definitely do these in the holidays with my daughter.

  5. April 6, 2014 / 5:19 am

    Clear contact, actually seen another idea where kids put craft on bunnies with clear contact, no glue needed!!!!!!

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