Thursday, June 28, 2012

Catching the Sun


As part of our Summer Solstice celebrations last week Reece and I spent one afternoon making a couple of sun catchers for the kitchen window. It was a fun and easy craft I know we will do again.

The night before I created a sun stencil and then cut out four suns. I also prepared some contact paper, cutting four circles the same size as the circle in the center of our suns and cut up some tissue paper.


It was such a lovely day when we did this craft that we decided to do it outside on the back deck...fun!

I removed one side of paper from the contact paper and Reece got to creating his “stained glass” center. He really enjoyed this, even more so when he lifted it up and saw the finished circle.




I then handed over the glue and a paint brush and he got busy painting on the glue while I added the other circle of contact paper to the opposite side of the “stained glass”.


The “stained glass” went in the center, and the second sun on top, a little bit of pressure and voila we had our sun catchers.


To say he was impressed would be an understatement, he loved it!

Don’t they look lovely hanging in our kitchen window?


30 comments:

  1. So pretty ~ love seeing the light shine through them :-)

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  2. very pretty and it would brighten up the cloudiest of days :)

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  3. Those look great! Finn and I made some egg ones for Easter a few years back. I should do it again, it was fun..

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    1. Egg ones would be great for Easter, great idea!

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  4. yes they are quite lovely catching your kitchen sun! thanks for sharing this activity, i think we need some suncatchers around here too!

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    1. Everyone needs a few sun catchers around :)

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  5. They are wonderful and such a fun craft for a kid. I'm kind of tempted to make some myself! :)

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  6. Those turned out just perfect! We did some as well only with wax paper. You decorate one piece of the wax paper and then place the other piece on top and iron to make them stick together.

    Have a great day friend!

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    1. Never thought of the wax paper, good idea. The contact paper worked well outside, there was a bit of a breeze so having it stick right away was a good thing :)

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  7. These are awesome. We're definitely going to keep them in mind for next years celebration.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen, your little ones would love it!

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  8. They do. They look beautiful!

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  9. This is so pretty and creative- I think my foghorn would love to do this.

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  10. Love this craft you and Reece shared together! I'm sure it's hard to pass by that window without smiling! Thanks for sharing this with us, Kim. :)

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    1. I smile every time I walk by. The best part, my kitchen sink is right in front of that window...I get to stare at them while I do the dishes :)

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  11. I'm always inspired by the seasonal crafts that hang in your window. These are beautiful. I can't wait to try them with Avi sometime.

    hugs

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  12. Lovely! I think I found our craft for this week. Thanks for sharing.

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