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Colorful Tissue Paper Suncatchers

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Hang a colorful suncatcher from I Love to Create in your window all year round! Get creative with different shapes and colors. You can find this project and more kids' crafts in our free eBook, Family Fun Crafts: 16 Craft Ideas for Kids!

colorful tissue paper suncatchers

Materials:

  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
  • Freezer paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line
  • 18” square Cardboard,
  • Assorted colors of tissue paper,
  • Pushpin
  • 1” wide Foam paintbrush
  • Tape
  • Two 12” squares of Cardstock, desired color
  • Foam plate
    Pattern - planet
    Pattern - star
    Pattern - fish
    Pattern - sun
     

Instructions:

  1. Cover cardboard with freezer paper, shiny side up, taping excess to back.
     
  2. Tear tissue paper into about 3” pieces.
     
  3. Squeeze a large puddle of glue onto foam plate. Brush glue onto small section of freezer paper, using dry paintbrush. Immediately press pieces of tissue paper into glue, overlapping edges. Carefully brush a thin layer of glue over paper. Repeat procedure until freezer paper is covered. Let dry until glue appears clear.
     
  4. Trace desired design onto two pieces of cardstock. Cut out.
     
  5. Carefully peel dry collage from freezer paper. Trace pattern onto collage. Cut out slightly inside pencil line so it will be smaller than cardstock pattern.
     
  6. Lay one cardstock design onto work surface, right side down. Working quickly, apply a thin bead of glue along pattern. Smooth with finger. Press collage shape into place, aligning edges. Press into glue. Glue remaining cardstock design right side up onto collage. Let dry.
     
  7. Use pushpin to create hole for hanger. Thread fishing line through hole. Determine length.Tie a triple knot to secure. Trim ends as needed.

For this and similar projects, see 17 Recycled Handmade Paper Crafts.

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