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A Tissue Paper Suncatcher on Wax Paper

by Jean Van't Hul
April 13, 2015

How to Make an Eco Friendly Tissue Paper Suncatcher

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.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher 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…

Stapling Wax Paper to a Wood Frame

I cut a piece of wax paper to fit, then stapled it to the back of the frame.

How to Make an Eco-Friendly Tissue Paper Suncatcher

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.

A Tissue Paper Suncatcher for Kids

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.

A Tissue Paper Suncatcher for Kids

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).

Tissue Paper Suncatcher on Wax Paper

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.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher on Wax Paper

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.

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Tissue Paper Suncatcher with Wax Paper and Wheat Paste

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