Want to learn how to make some simple, yet beautiful Easter egg suncatchers to decorate your windows?
All you need are a few simple materials, including transparent contact paper, colored tissue paper, and bits of ribbon or lace. And even the ribbon is optional.
Here’s the how-to…
How to Make Easter Egg Suncatchers
*Contact paper is also known as sticky-back plastic. You can find it with the shelf liner rolls at your grocery store, drug store, or a place like Target. Or order it online. Just make sure to get the transparent kind.
Step 1 :: Prepare contact paper.
First, tape a piece of contact paper on your table, and peel off the backing so that the sticky side is up.
Then draw an egg shape on the contact paper, aiming to fill most of the space.
Step 2 :: Decorate your suncatcher.
Press pieces of ribbon or lace inside the egg shape (perhaps to make stripes).
Tear or cut the colored tissue paper into small pieces. Then press the tissue paper pieces to the sticky contact paper to fill the rest of the egg shape. Crumple first, if desired.
Step 3 :: Complete the suncatcher.
Peel the backing off of a second sheet of contact paper and place over the first. Press all over with your hands to create a sandwich with the tissue paper design on the inside.
(Optional) Cut out the egg shape. You can also add a border around the edges of the suncatcher with masking tape or washi tape.
Step 4 :: Hang in a sunny window!
You can tape the suncatcher directly to the window or punch a hole in the top and loop a piece of string through for hanging. Enjoy!
My first article just came out recently in the March issue of WNC Parent! It includes these easy tissue paper Easter egg suncatchers as well as Sharon Lovejoy’s recipe for No-Bake Nest cookies (yummy!) from her latest book.
By the way, the WNC Parent magazine is available online as a pdf here. You’ll have to browse over to page 25 to get to my spread, then click the “plus” button to enlarge it.
Want more Easter arts and crafts activities to do with your kids? Click here for my Artful Easter Activity Pack with 10 fun printables for kids, including DIY mini baskets, suncatchers and collages, egg decorating ideas, and more!
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