There’s something sweet about the Spring season that lends itself to sweet kids crafts. This tissue paper sun catcher is relatively easy to do in a perfect Spring afternoon and can be created in almost any shape imaginable. I chose a bunny shape to celebrate Easter.
Colored tissue paper, (I used a pastel colored checkered piece) cut into squares
Yarn, ribbon or twine
1. Mix white glue with a few drops of water in a bowl, dish or pan. I keep a few old pie pans in our crafting supplies for these kinds of crafts. If you’re crafting with small children, cover the table surface with newspaper.
2. Create your shape frame using a stencil. I found this bunny shaped basket to use. I drew an identical shape on the inside to create a shape “frame”.
3. Tape a square sheet of wax paper down to the newspaper to prevent slipping.
4. Brush a thin layer of white glue onto the wax paper.
5. Place squares of tissue paper on the glue, overlapping in the corners.
6. Brush a thin layer of white glue on top of the tissue paper squares.
7. Sandwich with another sheet of wax paper. Let dry.
8. Place your shape stencil on top of the dried wax paper, trace.
9. Cut out the shape frame. (Cut out the inside of the shape approximately 1/2″ therefore creating a bunny frame)
10. Cut out the shape in the wax paper.
11. Tape tissue paper shape onto the shape frame
12. Hang with yarn, ribbon or twine.
Here is the bunny shaped basket I used to create my “bunny frame”:
Cutting out the tissue paper into squares was the most tedious aspect of this craft:
My son is 6 years old and he thought this craft was BunnyAwesome:
Once you have applied all of the tissue paper squares onto the wax paper, apply another thin layer of glue on top of them, be sure to use soft strokes so you don’t tear the wet tissue paper:
When the tissue paper is drying, cut out your shape frame. The outside shape is what was created from the bunny basket stencil. I drew the identical inside shape. Cut along the inside and outside shape to create the shape frame. It’s ok if you mess up a few times, I certainly did.
Trace the bunny shape onto the dried wax/tissue paper. Cut out.
Tape the tissue paper onto the back of your shape frame:
Hang with twine, or hang it in the window!