Do you remember how impressed I was with the Kiwi Crate we received last December—especially the suncatcher activity in it? I've been meaning to buy some colored film ever since, but haven't, partly because I don't know where to find it (anyone?) and partly out of sheer laziness. However! When I came across this post about learning with light at Still Parenting (via Pinterest of course), I was thrilled at the colored shapes she made for her light table from cheap notebook dividers. Thrilled because one of these days I will surely make us our own light table (I've only been saying that for the last three years). And thrilled because the solution to my colored film search was presented to me on a platter.
Colorful, yet sheer, notebook dividers!
Arianne (from Still Parenting) says she bought hers at Kmart; I found mine at the dollar store. They both cost 2 bucks per packet.
We took our scissors to our dividers, cutting them into small pieces for our suncatchers.
I cut long skinny strips for Daphne to work with (easier for her to cut into pieces).
And Maia put herself in charge of cutting out all the hearts.
We taped down our transparent contact paper and stuck our lovely bits of colored film to it.
After we finished and attached the second sheet of contact paper, I gave the suncatchers masking tape frames and hung them in the window.
I love them! And I love that I now know about a cheap, local source for colored film!