Here’s an easy and colourful preschooler craft to brighten up any window! Make these beautiful upcycled spring suncatchers for your window today and by re-purposing your containers and show Mother Earth some love!
Onetime (my 2.5 year old son) did most of this craft by himself, with a little assistance from me. He enjoyed making the first so much that he asked to make a second suncatcher the next day too!
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Spring Suncatcher Materials:
- a clean, see-through plastic container (we get these plastic containers at the grocery store with cut-up fruit and salads in them)
- Mod Podge or white glue thinned out with some water and a large paint brush or sponge brush
- a variety of colours of tissue paper cut into squares
- string to hang your suncatcher
- a window that needs some brightening!
Steps to Make the Spring Suncatchers
First – get your little one to brush glue all over one side of the container. We worked together to fill in any missing spots. Then provide tissue paper squares and let your child stick, stick, stick!
You may want to remind your child to place only one square at a time so that they don’t put a whole pile on one spot. Encourage your child to cover the entire container.
When papering is complete, you can have your child lightly brush all over with the podge again to seal the tissue paper in.
Punch a hold in one end of the container and work with your child to thread a colourful string through the hole to make a hanger.
A super-easy and super-cheerful craft for preschoolers. Great fine-motor practice for little fingers!