Easter Egg Suncatchers

Easter Egg Suncatchers – An Easy Easter Craft For Kids

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Easter egg suncatchers kids can make with contact paper, tissue paper, and ribbon. Easy and beautiful! Hang these colorful Easter suncatchers in a window.

Easter Egg Suncatchers

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.

We’ve also tried these Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft with Flower Petals and Stained Glass Easter Eggs for colorful window decorations.

How to Make Easter Egg Suncatchers

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*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.

Easter Egg Suncatchers

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Easter Egg Suncatchers2. 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.

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.

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!

Easter Egg Suncatchers and Nest Cookies - in local parenting magazine

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.

Book Update: This fun book has been reissued as Camp Granny . You can learn more about the book in my interview with Sharon Lovejoy.

By the way, the WNC Parent magazine is available online as a pdf. You’ll have to browse over to page 25 to get to my spread, then click the “plus” button to enlarge it.

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    Heather
    March 15, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations! I will be sure to check it out (online – I am in Wisconsin!!!).

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    thecrayonbox.wordpress.com
    March 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Congrats!! I am sure you make the paper a better read! What beautiful suncatchers. Also, happy 1/2 birthday to Daphne, she is beautiful.

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    Barbara Zaborowski
    March 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Just read it online. Congratulations, Jean!! I love all the other suggestions you included.

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    rae
    March 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    congrats, jean! sienna was flipping through this paper yesterday and said *hey! that looks just like maia!*. ;)

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    Amanda
    March 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    The suncatchers look beautiful – very creative. Congratulations Jean! I’m sure your newpaper write up will always be an interesting and inspiring read. What an opportunity.

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    Rachel
    March 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    big congrats, jean!!!!

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    learning parade
    March 17, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Well done! Isn’t is so rewarding to see your work in print? The sun catchers are a great idea for Easter! Thanks, Jean.

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    Aimee
    March 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I made some of the edible nests and posted my variation here: http://web.me.com/redshoearts/Redshoearts/Blog/Entries/2010/3/18_Edible_Nests.html

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