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Video: Sun Catcher: A Small Multicolored Object To Decorate Our Windows
Create a pretty Easter decoration with the help of your children! We encourage you to make a sun catcher from simple and inexpensive materials. Indeed, this object turns out to be an ideal window decoration. We have provided you with some easy tutorials that your kids are sure to love. But before we embark on this DIY project, we must clarify what it is. So, the sun catcher represents a small multicolored object that is hung on the windows so that it can "capture" the rays of the sun in order to reflect them while creating attractive lighting effects. Such a decorative element could take the form of a rabbit or a butterfly. But, today, we are going to make sun catchers in the shape of Easter eggs.
How to make a sun catcher? Easy tutorial
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Invite spring colors into your home by making a sun catcher that will decorate your windows in an original way. Very easy to do, the first tutorial is perfect for toddlers. Obtain the following materials: glossy tissue paper, vinyl paper, tape, tape, and scissors. Tissue paper is a fabulous material to use for making sun catchers since the colors come to life while creating superb effects.
First, tear off the tissue paper as shown in the example above. You could make the strips as thick as you want. Then take the vinyl paper and cut out two rectangles of the same size. A little later, you will cut them into Easter egg shapes, which may vary in size. Let your kids cover the rectangles with torn strips, they are sure to love this part of the project.
Once the strips are in place, glue the second piece of vinyl paper to them in order to secure them. Then, using a pencil, draw the outlines of an egg and cut it out. Then, cut some ribbon and using the adhesive tape, secure it on the top of the egg. There you have it, your sun catcher is ready to be hung to bring a festive touch to the decor. Did you like the way these multicolored little objects reflect the sun's rays? If your answer is yes, let's see another exceptional tutorial!
Sun catcher made from fabric
* Photo credit: Buggy and Buddy
Easter crafts with kids have never been so easy is fun! And if you like to explore new ideas for making sun catchers, of course, you've come to the right place. Let's discover another original tutorial where the painted fabric is open to many interpretations. The following materials will be needed: white cloth, liquid watercolors and paintbrush, cardstock, scissors, pencil, liquid glue, and egg model to print. So let's get to work!
First, use the liquid watercolors to create different patterns on the white fabric and let it dry completely. Place the printed egg model on the colored fabric in order to draw its outlines using the pencil.
Then cut your fabric eggs! Cut an egg-shaped frame from the card stock, as shown in the example above, and glue it to the fabric egg using liquid glue. Cut off the excess fabric and voila! Here, the possibilities are numerous because you can either stick the sun catcher on the window, or add a kind of ribbon (just like the previous tutorial) and decorate your suspensions, for example.
Make a pretty sun catcher to decorate your windows
The sun catcher pictured above is made from tissue paper and decorates the window in an original way. Let your children cut the paper into different geometric shapes for a more playful look. It is also recommended to opt for different colors. Once completed, the sun catcher will reflect the light creating beautiful effects in the room.
Hanging sun catchers are an excellent alternative to those stuck on windows because they leave no trace. So after the holidays you can take them off easily and use them next year.
Crafts with children: sun catcher as window decoration
The manufacture of the sun catcher illustrated above, is similar to the one we explained to you in the first tutorial. Decorative elements are fixed with transparent adhesive film. Then, a small hole was created to attach a ribbon and a thread allowing the egg to be suspended.
Yes, the Easter egg shaped sun catchers can vary in size. Depending on your kids' preferences, they can be smaller, like the ones above. Indeed, the way they are hung is very original and creative. Get small hooks, transparent suction cups and voila!
Check out the last extremely easy to do tutorial. Take a sheet of paper, cut out different patterns and glue small pieces of colored tissue paper on it. Then stick the sun catchers on the window and admire the pretty effects they create.