This halloween craft is super easy. It's a simple tissue paper and contact paper suncatcher with jack-o-lantern details drawn on with a permanent marker (as with the Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass project).
First, I cut out a circle of orange tissue paper for the pumpkin at Maia's request and she cut out a green rectangle for the stem. She started cutting out a bat from black tissue paper but got too frustrated with her bat-cutting skills and gave up. Maia adhered the tissue paper shapes onto the sticky side of the clear contact paper in front of her.
She could have folded the rest of the sticky paper over at this point and drawn the jack-o-lantern face on the outside of the contact paper, but she chose to draw the face directly on the tissue paper. She doesn't look very happy, does she? She's still sad about that bat and nothing I said seemed to help.
Here, she folded the contact paper over, sandwiching the jack-o-lantern in between the two layers.
Now, she's decided to draw more details on the outside of the contact paper suncatcher.
She drew two bats and wrote "Happy Halloween Party."
And here's the finished suncatcher! Besides pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, I think ghosts would be easy and fun. Although you could really do this with just about any image.
Have you been making any Halloween crafts? Maia's been drawing halloween scenes — skeletons and ghosts and lots of jack-o-lanterns — but that's about it. Perhaps we'll try some crafty projects this weekend…