We had so much fun making leaf suncatchers today with autumn leaves, chrysanthemums, and zinnias.
This is just the beginning of some autumn crafts with fall leaves that we have planned once this book is out the door!
How To Make Leaf Suncatchers
The paper plates work so well as frames for the suncatchers!
I wish I had thought of this idea years ago. We’ve been taping ours to the windows forever. But this way, I can just hang them from a hook.
And of course, the frame sets them off nicely and offers a further canvas for decorating (Maia and Daphne both drew on theirs with markers).
The center is made from transparent Con-Tact paper. Click through to this post on flower mandala suncatchers to see photos of how I cut and attach it to the paper plates.
The circular format is perfect for mandalas, like the flower petal ones we made a while back, but we didn’t create the concentric designs this time. Just abstract arrangements of fall leaves and flowers to bring a touch of the season indoors.
And now, my dears, I must scootch back to the book. Only a few more days and I will send it off!
More Kids Crafts with Fall Leaves
- Autumn Leaf Art :: Leaf Drawing and Doodling
- How to Make a Beautiful Fall Leaf Garland
- A Fun and Easy Autumn Leaf Craft with Rocks
- Autumn Leaves Stained Glass Window
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