I love suncatchers and stained 'glass'! Art to capture light. We've made so many different kinds now, many of which are on my artsy ideas list. They even have their own category! It seems like we make a new slew of suncatchers for most holidays and often in between. Last Valentine's day we made these hanging stained glass hearts (which I'll probably hang up again).
And yesterday Maia and I made these suncatchers with con-tact paper and red, pink, and white tissue paper. So simple. The plain jane version is above. I think it would also be fun to outline the hearts with sharpies, like on this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass.
Maia also made a glitzy version with pink lace and generous amounts of glitter.
I framed both with masking tape, although I wish I had some fun colors like red or lime green.
And here's one more that I made with the leftover tissue paper hearts glued onto a sheet of white tissue paper. Maia had moved on by this point, but this would be easy for a kid to do.
I made a frame for it out of red construction paper, but it just looks black in this photo. Looks beautiful in the window, though, with the light shining through!