Let's make natural suncatchers!

Welcome to the Giggles LA blog! We're all about sparking creativity and joy in children's lives, and today we have a special treat for you: a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful natural sun catchers. As the warm rays of the California sun dance through the vibrant foliage, there's no better time to bring a touch of nature's magic into your home. Grab your little ones, gather some simple materials, and let's embark on a fun-filled adventure together!

Supplies Needed:

  • Coloured popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Press’N Seal (contact paper also works) Twine rope
  • Leaves, twigs, flower petals, etc...

Step 1:
The first thing you need to do to make your suncatcher cra is create the frames from popsicle sticks. You'll need two frames as you'll need to glue them together to keep the nature and Press N Seal in place.
For each frame take 4 popsicle sticks and glue them with a hot glue gun to make a square-shaped frame.

Step 2:
Next, cut a long piece of Press’N Seal. Lay one frame on top to measure, then fold the Press’N Seal over creating a closed square and cut it to size. Next, open the Press’N Seal back up, and lay it flat.

Step 3:
Invite your little ones to go on a nature hunt and let them collect their favourite flower petals, leaves, small flowers etc. The more colourful the better!

Step 4:

Go back to your cra station and help your kids to press each of nature's findings onto one side of the Press'N Seal.

Next, fold the other side of the Press N Seal over making sure the flower petals and other nature findings are enclosed within the Press'N Seal sheet.

Step 5:

Now you need to take the twine rope and cut a long piece of it, this piece has to be long enough to hang your frame!

Then, take your hot glue and attach the rope to one of the frames. Put a bit of hot glue to each corner of the frame that has the twine hanger and carefully lay your nature sheet on top and secure it with hot glue.

Step 6:

As a final step, add glue in each corner of the other frame and lay it flat on top of your nature findings sheet... And that's it! Your nature suncatcher cra is complete.

We hope you and your little ones enjoyed this delightful craing activity as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you. At Giggles LA, we believe in the power of imagination and the beauty of connecting with nature. As you hang your newly created sun catchers in your windows, may they serve as reminders of the simple joys found in creativity and the wonder of the natural world. Stay tuned for more fun-filled ideas and inspiration from Giggles LA, where every day is an opportunity to play, create, and giggle!

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