Kids can make a flag inspired Patriotic Suncatcher Craft for the Fourth of July (or Memorial Day and how about Flag Day too) that glows like fireworks when put in the sun. They turn out so enchanting, you will almost want to salute! 🙂
When my kids were done with their red, white, and blue craft they immediately wanted them hung on the window so the tissue paper would “glow”. They were excited and I was too because their craft’s turned out perfect because each one was unique and made by my two kiddos. The other reason I was excited was because there was no mess to clean up except for a few scraps of tissue paper. I thought to myself, “Why don’t we do more Contact Paper Crafts because that was seriously so easy!?!”
Patriotic Suncatcher Kids Craft
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- Red and blue Tissue Paper-affiliate link
- Craft paper (I used Cardstock-affiliate link because it is stronger than regular craft paper)
- Clear Contact Paper-affiliate link
- White craft paper
- White Paper Stars (I used 3 different sizes of Star Paper Punches-affiliate link)
To make the frame use the ruler to draw a line around the outside of the craft paper. Carefully cut the inside out.
Use the inside of the paper as a template. Leave extra space and trace around the template onto the contact paper.
Cut out the contact paper, peel off the backing, and stick it to the back of the frame. Use tape to secure the contact paper to the frame.
Have child decorate the contact paper with the paper stars.
Have child tear pieces of tissue paper and stick them to the contact paper. Little Tiger made big chunky pieces of tissue paper and Little Dragon made little tiny pieces. Once the kids are satisfied the craft is done and ready to be hung up. (Isn’t is nice that you don’t have to wait for it to dry!?!)
Add to the fun with these great ideas!
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Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this free printable and craft please pin & share it with others! Love, Katie & the Kiddos