Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Tree Suncatcher

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It figures that it would rain on the day I needed to photograph a suncatcher! No matter. It's still pretty and not a bad way to spend time when the weather keeps you indoors. 


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Christmas Tree Suncatcher



Materials:



Steps: 


Draw a large Christmas tree on one sheet of green cardstock. Hold a second piece of cardstock behind the first as you cut out the tree, creating two pieces that are exactly the same. Cut a rectangle of brown cardstock for the trunk and set it aside. 


Hold the two tree pieces together, being sure they are lined up properly. Use the Crop-a-Dile to punch holes through both trees at the same time.  


Set one tree aside. Cover the front of the other tree with the glue stick, then tear tiny bits of tissue paper and place them over the holes. This is a great way to develop fine motor skills!


Sandwich the first plain tree on top of the one with the tissue paper, lining them up carefully. Add extra glue if necessary. Cut two identical yellow stars and glue them on top of the tree, making sure they line up. 


Now find a sunny (or rainy) window and hang your Christmas tree. I used a little bit of transparent tape, but you could thread fishing line through the top hole before attaching the star if you prefer. 


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

2 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I never thought a Sun Catcher could be made out of paper! And even w/ the "gloomy" photo it looks great!

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  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!!!!!!!!

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