I’m not going to lie, we love making suncatchers here and after putting together our round up of autumn suncatchers kids can make last week I had a really simple idea that I thought would be good as an after-preschool activity with my daughter, these cute apple suncatchers. They’re super easy to make and unlike suncatchers that use tissue paper they’re super bright too, making a great little craft for autumn.
To make your apple suncatchers you will need:
Sticky back plastic
Washi tape or sellotape
Red and Green card
Let’s make it:
Start by cutting out the shape of the apple and the leaves, depending on the age of your child they can do some of the cutting too, at three years old the apple shape was too tricky for my daughter but she loved cutting the cellophane which is really easy to cut so perfect for younger kids practising their scissor skills.
Once you have your shapes ready tape your sticky back plastic onto your table sticky side up. Unsurprisingly sticky back plastic is very sticky so to hold it in place while you are crafting I tape each of the four corners down onto the table, I tend to use washi tape for this rather than selotape as in my experience over the years washi tape has been less likely to damage anything!
Place your apple shape and leaves onto the sticky back plastic and then cut shapes out of the cellophane and use these to make a stained glass effect in the middle of your suncatcher. Of course it doesn’t matter at all if the cellophane goes elsewhere as you can cut the apple out later. As well as laying the cellophane on flat my daughter also enjoyed scrunching bits up to put in her apple suncatcher.
Making this craft also encouraged a little chat with my daughter about why we were using both red and green celphane for our apples, so I told her that was becuase apples could be both colours and popped out to get some apples from the garden to prove this. Of course she then pointed out that our apples were more of a yellow colour so we’ll have to include that next time too!
Once you have finished using your cellophane put another layer of sticky back plastic on top to seal it and cut the apple shape out. To display it in your window you can use a needle and thread so that you can hang it or make a little circle of selotape so you can stick it directly on to your window.
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