Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft with Flower Petals

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Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft for Kids with Spring FlowersIf you follow me on facebook or via Instagram, you may have seen a sneak preview of this Easter egg suncatcher craft yesterday.

These suncatchers seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the floral explosion going on around us.

Daphne’s already picking flowers for us several times a day and delivering them to us at desks, tables, or in our pockets. I usually transfer these sweet gifts to water, but decided it was time we made suncatchers with flowers.

This Easter egg suncatcher craft combines two of our favorite spring suncatchers…

Flower mandala suncatchers &
Easter egg suncatchers (with ribbon, lace, & tissue paper)

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft with Flower Petals

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

1. First, gather flowers for your suncatchers… 

Daphne and I picked flowers from around our garden as well as a few from a neighborhood walk. If spring hasn’t quite caught up with you yet, you could use a purchased bouquet or try the colored tissue paper Easter egg suncatcher for now.

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft for Kids with Spring Flowers

2. Tape a piece of contact paper sticky side up, on your table. 

3. Draw a large egg shape on the contact paper with a marker. We used a black Sharpie, but you could use any marker.

4. Press flower petals, spring leaves, and small, thin flowers to the sticky plastic. You can use the flower petals to create a design within your Easter egg or place them randomly.

Note: We usually use flower petals instead of the whole flower because they are less likely to decay. If you use a whole flower, especially a large or thick flower, it seems to decay quicker. Either way, these suncatchers are ephemeral and the flowers will fade and even decay over time.

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft

5. Press a second sheet of contact paper over your completed design.

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft

6. Trim off the excess contact paper around the Easter egg, leaving about a half inch margin around your drawn line.

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft

7. Add a border around your Easter egg suncatcher with printed washi tape or with regular masking tape. I mostly did this part as it was tricky for Daphne to make the curves.

The washi tape extended over the edge of the suncatcher. In the past, I turned the suncatcher over and made a second pass with the washi tape (and then hung the suncatcher with a ribbon) but this time I chose to leave the washi tape as it was and used it to adhere the suncatcher directly to the window.

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft

I’m trying to decide if all my photo taking is a bad influence or a good influence now that Daphne is taking pictures of in-progress and completed art projects. She’s using a a camera that we got her for Christmas—a VTech Kidizoom digital camera. She loves it but it doubles as a digital game center, which I didn’t realize when I bought it, so I’m not quite as thrilled.

But the photo taking is awfully cute!

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft

Here’s Daphne’s suncatcher hanging in the window above a lovely smelling hyacinth and a bowl of melted crayon resist Easter eggs.

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft

And here’s my flowery Easter egg suncatcher.

Later Maia made a flower fairy on her Easter egg suncatcher.

And a funny face.

Do you have spring flowers yet where you live? If so, here are some more fun ideas for creating with them… (As well as another Easter egg suncatcher using alternate materials if you don’t have flowers yet.)

More Ideas for Spring and Easter Suncatchers

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  1. says

    For some reason, I did not catch that you were putting them on contact paper when I saw the photos yesterday. I love the washi-tape outline, too. My kids will be all over these. They love making suncatchers with contact paper. :)
    Sarah M

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