Create A Simple Suncatcher

We are embracing both nature ( 30 Days Wild) and the #ABC123Challenge again this week with another make which is in keeping with the weather. This week we are focusing on the letter 's' and with it being rather sunny a sign Summer is on it's way. We have decided to create a suncatcher.
Create A Simple Suncatcher

Deciding on a Shape


Create A Simple Suncatcher

I asked my eldest daughter what design she wanted for her suncatcher and she decided a heart. So I cut one out of black card before cutting around it again this time inside the original heart so that I created a border. I then cut a square of contact paper and fixed them together.

 Outside the Petals Descended


Create A Simple Suncatcher

 Outside the petals from our flowers are descending on to the grassy floor. So we decided to gather some of these petals and placed them inside the heart on the contact paper. My eldest daughter is at an age now where she can follow a lot of the instructions I give her and I was very happy to see that her little sister decided she wanted to help gather petals too and help place them.

The Final Result


Create A Simple Suncatcher

Once we were happy about the arrangement of the petals within the heart we applied it to the window. I'm loving the contrast of the black card versus the colours of the petals in their hues of yellow, pink and white.

So there we have it a sun catcher that looks across our garden and brings us joy every time we walk past it.  Have you made a suncatcher before?


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Comments

  1. This is very pretty, I am going to make one with the children #familyfun@_karendennis

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  2. Love how pretty it looks. Pinning this!

    #GlobalBlogging

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  3. Aww! That is really pretty! What a lovely craft x #MMBC

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  4. Beautiful, and a great way to preserve summer!

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  5. nice <3 this took me back to my childhood when i used to make them like this. now I use real glass - didn't remember the connection until this moment #globalblogging

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  6. What a beautiful sun catcher and we love the shape of it and the way it reflects the light x #FamilyFunLinky

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  7. What a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing #GlobalBlogging

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  8. What a simple and effective activity. thank you for sharing #itsok

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  9. So very pretty. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.

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  10. That such a great idea! My 2 year old daughter would love to do this. #TriumphantTales

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  11. It’s beautiful.
    By contact paper do you mean sticky paper? #globalblogging

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  12. What a lovely, simple idea! Pinched for toddlers group. Thank you :)

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  13. This is brilliant, and so simple. Thanks for sharing it with us at #itsok

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  14. I think this is very clever and oh so simple. My boy is just about getting there with craft instructions which makes me feel I should do a bit more with him! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  15. So pretty and effective. We have been gathering fallen flower petals for all kinds of crafts of late, it is a great chance to bring colour to art in a very natural way. Your sun catchers are beautiful and a lovely reminder of summer. Well done your girls, they are really getting involved with your outdoor crafts now which is wonderful to see and full credit to you for coming up with such fun seasonal ideas.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  16. How pretty! I do love a colourful suncatcher, they are such a fun craft to do.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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  17. what a great idea - thanks for sharing

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  18. That's such a pretty and effective activity #countrykids

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  19. I loved making these with my daycare kids, they would lovingly stare at them throughout the day. Yours came out so pretty! #GlobalBlogging

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  20. Awww that's so pretty!! I love the idea of using petals. We have made butterfly ones before, but using the old fashioned tissue paper method. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam - we will definitely give this a try xx

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  21. Lovely piece you have created together

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  22. Such a pretty and simple craft. I have done sun catchers in the past with my eldest. my youngest is the right age to start now too. #countrykids

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  23. I have never thought about using petals in a suncatcher - and we have a flower press to review too. What a lovely idea.

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