cut out a piece of contact paper and peel off its cover
place it in front of you sticky side up and put the egg-shaped frame on it. Cut it along the frame
place the tiny decorative elements on a tray or in little cups in front of your child together with the sticky egg
Your child will make patterns and decoration on the sticky egg.
When the artwork is finished you place another layer of contact paper on it (sticky side down) to seal it off.
Fix it in the window and wait for the sun to shine. Enjoy the beautiful colours and shapes.
We did this activity with E.&L.’s Godparents and their kids. They all loved it and made fantastically decorative eggs.
This activity can be done not only with egg shapes but flower shaped frame too. Even if you are not very talented at drawing the easiest way to make a flower frame is to draw it. Have fun and enjoy the sunshine.
I’ve seen tons of suncatcher ideas on pinterest and I’ve always wanted to try it with E. As the bunch of peonies I’d got from my mum for Mother’s Day started to lose their petals, the right time came to make our first sun catcher.
As it was a sudden idea when E. started to play (collect and cut) the fallen petals I didn’t have time for too much preparation.
I took out our sticky paper (originally it’s self-adhesive school book cover) and drew a flower on it (the transparent backside) with a permanent marker. (You can cut a flower shape outline out of paper and stick on the sticky side but I needed to be on the double). I pulled off the white part and fixed it on the table (with cello tape). I also presented some leftover yarn and green leaves on a tray apart from the petals.
E. did the sticking.
I wanted to talk about the different parts of the flowers but she wasn’t interested. Maybe at another time. She was too busy with the sticking.
Then when she told me she’d finished I put another sticky sheet over it (sticky side facing down) and cut along the flower outline.
The last thing E. needed to do was to stick the suncatcher on the window (with some Cello-tape, but you can also hang it)