Make A Pumpkin Suncatcher With Tissue Paper + Contact Paper

Make This Easy Pumpkin Suncatcher With Tissue Paper + Contact Paper

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Make A Pumpkin Suncatcher With Tissue Paper + Contact Paper

This halloween craft is super easy! The pumpkin suncatcher is made using tissue paper and contact paper. Then Maia drew Jack-o-lantern details on the pumpkin with a permanent marker (similar to the Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass project).

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How To Make A Pumpkin Suncatcher

Pumpkin Suncatcher - cut tissue paper shapes

1. Cut tissue paper shapes + stick on contact paper

First, I cut out a circle of orange tissue paper for the pumpkin at Maia’s request and she cut out a green rectangle for the stem.

She started cutting out a bat from black tissue paper but got too frustrated with her bat-cutting skills and gave up.

Place the tissue paper shapes onto the contact paper (sticky side up).

Pumpkin Suncatcher - drawing Jack O Lantern face

2. Draw Jack-O-Lantern face

Next draw the Jack-O-Lantern face on the pumpkin. Maia drew hers directly on the tissue paper, but she could also have drawn it on the outside of the contact paper (after folding it over the pumpkin).

She doesn’t look very happy, does she? She’s still sad about that bat and nothing I said seemed to help.

Pumpkin suncatcher - fold contact paper in half

3. Fold contact paper

Then fold the contact paper in half, sandwiching the jack-o-lantern in between the two layers.

Pumpkin suncatcher - drawing details with marker

4. Draw more details

If desired, add more details on the outside of the contact paper suncatcher like Maia did here.

Pumpkin suncatcher – drawing Halloween art

She drew two bats and wrote “Happy Halloween Party.”

Make This Easy Pumpkin Suncatcher With Tissue Paper + Contact Paper

And here’s the finished suncatcher! Besides pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, I think ghosts would be easy and fun. Although you could really do this with just about anything

Maia is into drawing halloween scenes lately — skeletons and ghosts and lots of jack-o-lanterns — but that’s about it. Perhaps we’ll try some crafty projects this weekend…

How about you? Have you been making any Halloween or pumpkin crafts lately?

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  • Reply
    lindsay
    October 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    super cute! what a great idea. we’ve been up to our elbows over here in halloween artsy craftiness…i’ve been informed it’s our favorite holiday! ;-) now i just need to get busy and get some posts up.

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    sherri/the claw
    October 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    cool, we need to try this. we did your q-tip pointillism craft the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it (perhaps me even more than the kids, i did it too). love all of your fantastic, creative ideas!

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    Maria
    October 22, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    We started working on a Halloween wreath, a la the Color Color Color blog. We decorated some wooden cutouts from A.C. Moore (pumpkin, cat, scarecrow, etc) and have plans to wire them to the grapevine wreath form but we haven’t gotten to that stage yet. Maybe tomorrow!

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    molly
    October 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Fun! We cut out some large shapes (pumpkin and bat) from our roll of contractor’s paper and let the kids paint them. They had so much fun, seems that with my kids simple = fun. We also made some ghosts out of a craft book from the library (sorry don’t have the name handy) out of spray starch and tissues over a bottle, which was also easy and fun. (Fun seems to be my word today.)

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      k lloyd
      October 8, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Was it Make Yourself a Monster!: A Book of Creepy Crafts By Kathy Ross? I just found that as I was looking for instructions on how to make a tissue paper ghost. Sounded like a great idea until I read that you are supposed to leave the ghost overnight to dry. Looking for easy 10-15 minute projects to do at a carnival. Loving all the ideas so far!

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    Laura Major
    October 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    OOOH! I LOVE using contact paper with kids too! It is a “have to have” for every holiday in a prek class room!
    My goodness she’s got some awesome handwriting going on there too! What a cutie!! Way to go Maia!!

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    Amelia
    October 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    great idea! I will definitely get my son to have a go at this :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amelia.x

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    Rachel
    October 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

    thx for the idea! we started to do this but then i didn’t have any orange tissue paper… so we improvised and changed it up a bit. i helped the boys trace a bunch of smallish circles out of yellow tissue paper, helped them cut them out, and then went from there. they drew in the circles (justin drew faces and clowns and other people, nathan drew other circles and “wheels”) and arranged them on the contact paper. we also didn’t have much contact paper :0 so we didn’t add the top piece… just stuck them directly onto the windows. and now i want a nap! :)

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Yay! Glad you tried it!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Fun is always my word. :) The ghosts sound like something Maia would love. Spray starch? Do you buy that in the laundry section of the store?

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Sounds great!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I know. We use contact paper for every holiday. And in between!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Great! I can’t wait to see the clowns and wheels. Hope you got your nap…

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    You’re welcome!

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