Monday, June 2, 2014


My daughter and I did this fun project late this past winter.  The weather (and landscape) was still rather gray and dismal so these suncatchers were the perfect addition to her room to brighten a winter's day.  

(Adapted from the Friend magazine.)

You will need:
  • Waxed Paper
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Iron
  • Hole Punch
  • String or Ribbon
  • Paper Towel
What to do:
  1. On a piece of waxed paper, draw whatever shape you want your sun-catcher to be.  (This was my daughter's task.)
  2. Use the pencil sharpener to make crayon shavings and sprinkle them on the shape you drew (this was my task.)  Your finished shape will be whatever colors you include.  Put another sheet of waxed paper on top.
  3. Put a paper towel on top of the waxed paper to protect your iron.  Iron the two layers of waxed paper together.
  4. Once the wax paper has cooled, cut out the shape you outlined earlier.  Punch a hole near the top and thread a string or ribbon through it for hanging.
  5. Hang your finished shapes in front a of a window or other place where the light can shine through them.  (Never put the waxed paper near a light bulb or anything that is hot.)

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