However you celebrate, these star suncatchers are a festive way to decorate for the 4th of July. Happy Birthday, USA!
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Project Type: American
2pieces9x12” construction papereither red, white, blue, or a combination.
Red, white and blue tissue paper
each approximately 9x12”
Fold one piece of the construction paper in half on the vertical side, then unfold it. Use the pencil to draw a star shape, having the center points of the star hit on the fold line. Leave about a 2” border all the way around the star.
Stack this with the other piece of construction paper together, with the star drawing on top. Fold the 2 papers vertically using the existing fold and cut the star shape out through both pieces of the construction paper.
Lay 1 contact paper piece sticky side up on a flat work surface and carefully put one of cutout star papers on top and press down. Tear the red, white, and blue tissue paper into tiny pieces and press onto the contact paper.
When the tissue paper design is complete, lay second construction paper star over the first one.
Now lay the second piece of contact paper (sticky side down) over that.
Cut out the star following its shape, leaving about an inch border.
Use a hole punch to make a single hole on the star's bottom two points.
Run ribbon through the holes and tie (to act as a tassel type decoration). Add some rolled clear tape to 1 side and affix to a window.
Expert Tips & FAQs
If kids want to work on their scissor cutting skills, have them cut the tissue paper instead of tearing it.
Young kids may need help with the star drawing and cutting as well as the contact paper steps. You can prep steps 1-4 ahead of time if you prefer.
Once the sun catcher is done, you can add gems to the star shape if you’d like!
This project for Star Suncatcher was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/star-suncatchers/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.