suncatchers and cutting string

Boy does this kid like to cut string! I set out a ball of yarn, a pair of scissors, and a bowl the other day to keep her entertained while I did some sewing. I thought it would be good for about 5 or 10 minutes, but she kept at it for about an hour! She cut up various yarns and ribbons, each into their own bowl.

I suggested using the string for Con-Tact paper suncatchers, and set out pieces of Con-Tact paper for her to arrange the string and ribbon on. Here are the finished suncatchers:

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    September 12, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Great idea. My daughter also loves cutting up yarn…she makes lots of “noodles” for her dolls, but I bet suncatchers would be a lot of fun for her, too. Thanks for another inspiration.

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    September 12, 2008 at 9:42 am

    what a great idea! thank you!!! :)

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    September 12, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Just started reading your blog and I love it….Suncatchers are great. When I teach a class on the history of stained glass, we always make suncatchers. I’ve also used colored cellophane, vellum and sometimes handmake papers. And of course….GLITTER!

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    Julie Liddle (ART IN HAND)
    September 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm


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    September 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for this great idea. Both my girls love cutting string!

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    September 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    we haven’t made suncatchers in forever but have the materials… thx for the idea!

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    September 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Those yarn ones look fantastic– thanks for sharing those photos and providing some inspiration! =)

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    September 20, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    My daughter loves to cut! I should try letting her cut yarn and string. We’ve made suncatchers several times, so that might be a fun way to use the cuttings. Thanks for the idea.

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    September 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Very cute! I’m in charge of our craft playgroup once a month and we made suncatchers this summer using the clear contact paper as well. For the insides we used torn up pieces of different colored tissue paper. We framed the outside with a paper plate that the center was cut out of and let the kids decorate the paper plate border with glitter and paint. We will have to try the string ones now! Thanks for the idea.

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