Nature Suncatcher {Summer Craft}

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Snapseed(2)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!

Snapseed(3)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.

{Materials}
Transparent contact paper
Scissors
Natural materials, such as flowers, plants, and leaves.

{Instructions}
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. Snapseed Step 6: Hang in a window and enjoy!
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Hi, we're Karen & Ally. Karen is the proud mama of Lucas. Ally is raising a feisty little lady named Charlotte, aka Charley, aka Chuck. Karen and Ally have a combined total of over 20 years of working in Education. We love to play with {and occasionally without}our kids. We love to see our children messy, giggling, and covered in fun {except for glitter, that's where we draw the line}. We consider themselves LuCky to be mothers. And that's how we came up with our blog, LuCk (little bit Lucas, little bit Chuck). 3 Things About Ally & Karen If my life were a TV show, it would be titled : Ally: Make n' Mingle Karen: Eat & Run Or, 2 Moms That MAke More of A Mess Than Their 2 Kids Other blogs regularly followed: Ally: Scary Mommy, OhJoy, & Not Martha Karen: OmNom Favorite thing to do in your spare {ha!} time: Ally: Debate going to the gym until it's too late and I don't have the time to go to the gym, train for my next 5K, start a project I found on Pinterest that I'll never have time to finish. Karen: Think of a new way to include peanut butter into my diet, run, repeat. Together we take momcations to Target!

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