On a quiet Saturday morning, those first hours of calm sunlight streaming through the window can really make you appreciate the little things in life. Of course, once the kids are bouncing around, there isn’t quite as much time to sit by the window and reflect on the beauty of nature—unless you get your kids to do it with you!
All you need are just a few simple supplies to get your child sitting down with a relaxing activity that will help them focus on one thing. You will need tissue paper in assorted colors, scissors, foam paint brushes, clear Mod Podge, and one clear sheet protector.
Melissa from Fireflies and Mud Pies shares this fun tutorial for a beautiful rainbow sun catcher.
Have your child cut up small squares of tissue paper. They don’t have to be 1x1 inch squares; your child can cut triangles, circles, rectangles and whatever else they feel like making. Make sure to get a good variety of colors.
Take the plastic sheet protector and cut off the seams where the holes for the binder rings usually are. This will make two sheets of clear plastic.
When your child has cut up enough tissue paper squares, have them spread a thick layer of Mod Podge over one sheet of plastic. Then let them press the tissue paper squares onto the Mod Podge, covering every inch of the plastic. Don’t be afraid to let the different colored tissue paper squares overlap!
After that, have them spread another layer of Mod Podge on top of the tissue paper squares.
Let the plastic sheet dry completely. When it is dry, you will be able to gently bend the plastic sheet, and the decoupaged tissue paper will peel right off!
You can cut out a classic heart like Melissa did, or you can cut out a car, a snowflake—whatever your child likes. Attach the sun catcher to the window with double sided tape, and let the afternoon sun light up your child’s face!
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