Don't you just love suncatchers? I love seeing the pretty colors in the sunshine! We are starting a week of bird themed home preschool, and we kicked it off with these bright and cheerful suncatchers. Here's how to make your own.
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Gather your materials. You'll need tissue paper (we used green, red, yellow, and blue), brown construction paper, some small craft feathers, and clear self-adhesive film (Con-Tact paper).
Next, give your child a piece of clear self-adhesive film. Ours were about 1 foot square. Help your child build a tree, with a thick trunk, branches and limbs.
Then show your child how to add leaves, birds, and feathers. I made a 'one feather per bird' rule to avoid feather overload.
When your tree is complete, add a second piece of clear self-adhesive film to the top. Cut it to the same size, and then carefully roll it in place, starting at the bottom.
Hang them up in your window and let the sun stream through! I love how leaves show up as different colors depending on how many layers there are.
And my favorite bird was this little yellow guy hanging out on a low branch. You have to look hard to find him!
For lots of activities to do for a bird themed week with your preschooler, visit the Cutting Tiny Bites Pinterest board below!
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