My daughter loves to collect things. We come home from hikes with our pockets chock full of everything. We have mason jars filled with just about every flower we have found this season. This weekend, we decided to turn all these “treasures” into a project – a DIY nature suncatcher!
Nature suncatchers are that magical mixture of mess-free and straightforward. It is also a wonderfully open-ended project that can keep your child occupied for quite a while. Depending on the interest level, you can make several collages and string them together in a garland. Older kids can create more complex mandala style patterns, and younger kids can have fun making silly faces out of leaves and other shapes.
Whatever you decide to do with your suncatcher, this project is sure to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home for everyone to appreciate.
Transparent contact paper
Natural materials, such as flowers, plants, and leaves.
Step 1: Collect flowers, plants, leaves, and any other natural material. The flatter, the better.
Step 2: Cut 2 sheets of transparent contact paper to the desired size. We want to hang ours in the window, so we made a small rectangle.
Step 3: Place the sheet of contact paper on a hard surface sticky-side-up.
Step 4: Arrange your flowers and plants on the contact paper. Push each item down firmly.
Step 5: Place the other sheet of contact paper on top of your flower and plants, creating a seal. Step 6: Hang in a window and enjoy!
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