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Make This Easy Pumpkin Suncatcher With Tissue Paper + Contact Paper

by Jean Van't Hul
October 22, 2010
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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MATERIALS

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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