Suncatchers are one of my favorite childhood crafts! I hope to bring you lots of great ideas this summer to pretty up your windows and keep your little ones crafty. To get everyone in the mood for Summer and time at the beach we made up these adorable Jellyfish suncatchers.
They will require some adult assistance for sure so be prepared for a fun afternoon craft with the kiddos. Here is the list of supplies that you are going to need for this project:
Your first step is going to be to fold your black construction paper in half fat wise (hamburger style) and cut out your jellyfish shape.
After you have the large shape you will cut out the center leaving a 1 inch outline. Set this piece aside for now. You will need 2 matching pieces.
Choose the colors of tissue paper you will use and cut into 1 inch squares. Set aside.
Cut 2 pieces of contact paper just an inch or two larger than your outline. Take 1 piece and expose the sticky side, lay one of your black outlines onto the paper and fill in the inside of the outline with the tissue paper pieces. It’s to do some over lapping but you want to minimize uncovered spaces. we chose to do our colors randomly but a pattern would be fun too!
Once the inside of the black outline is filled, set this aside for a moment. Now take your second outline and contact paper. Stick the outline in the center of the paper. Match the two outlines up and seal the contact paper together. Once sealed trim the excess contact paper off leaving a 1/4″ edge from the black outline.
Contact paper can easily be pulled apart and we lifted the bottom edge just enough to tape our ribbons down and reseal.