I wanted to show you the new tissue paper suncatcher we made in the decorative wood frame.
The flowers in the flower petal suncatcher decayed and browned after a time and I pulled off the contact paper suncatcher off the wood frame.
This time, I wanted to try a technique I learned from our Blossom Box Kids activity kit :: a tissue paper suncatcher with wheat paste on wax paper.
A Tissue Paper Suncatcher on Wax Paper
- Wax paper
- Colored tissue paper
- Wheat paste (1 tablespoon flour mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
- Wood frame (optional)
Here’s how we made this…
I cut a piece of wax paper to fit, then stapled it to the back of the frame.
Then I turned the frame over (so the staples didn’t show) and set it on the table with the colored tissue paper, a bowl of wheat paste, and a paint brush.
I pasted on about two pieces of the tissue paper before Daphne wandered over and asked to do the pasting, so I let her take over.
While we did this tissue paper suncatcher in the wood frame, you could also do it without a frame (like this one) or create a cardboard frame (like these) or use a paper plate as a frame (like with these suncatchers).
Once Daphne said the suncatcher was finished, I hung it in the window where the previous one had been (using a suction cup hook from the dollar store). It was still wet but not at all drippy, so we got to enjoy and admire it even while it dried.
I like how the paint strokes from the wheat paste add texture and visual interest to the finished piece.
I recommend giving this eco-friendly suncatcher a try!*
*As much as we love contact paper for suncatchers, it is not terribly eco-friendly.
5 More Tissue Paper Suncatcher Ideas
- Tissue paper stained glass (with liquid starch on wax paper)
- Tissue paper suncatchers on contact paper
- Tissue paper stained glass inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright
- Tissue paper stained glass on the window
- Easter Egg suncatchers with colored tissue paper
By the way, the folks at Blossom Box Kids (from whom I learned the wheat paste suncatcher idea), are giving away a 3-month subscription to their nature-inspired kids’ craft and activity boxes. Head over to their facebook page to enter… (As a new company with a new/small fb audience, your odds of winning are better than usual!)
Update :: The giveaway is now over.
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