Oh I do love a sun catcher. It is such a great kids craft mainly because it is up on the window and can be seen and enjoyed but then you can change it easily for something else. I thought Christmas lights sun catcher would work well because they are so colourful and cheery and the light coming through would make them look realistic.
You Will Need
- Craft foam
- Tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners
Method: How To Make Christmas Light Sun Catchers
I cut the light bulbs out as Molly was at school but I will probably get her to make some at the weekend if she wants to. The bulb is a fairy simple shape to cut. Then we glued the back and stuck a piece of tissue paper on it and then cut round it.
I didn’t want to put sticky tape on the windows (they already need a clean as it is!) so I thought I would use black pipe cleaners stuck on with blu-tack. This is good as long as you cover up the edge of the pipe cleaners with one of the bulbs and have a feeling they will fall off. I guess you could also use a white board marker to draw the string – but again it would depend on how much cleaning you want to do afterwards.
I am really pleased with how the Christmas lights sun catchers have turned out. They look really lovely in the window. I am going to take them down now as it’s too early for decorations but when I put them up for real I think I will have a line going across the top of the windows. I was also thinking it would be a nice advent calendar. You could add one bulb each day. It would also be great on a classroom or playgroup window. each child can make one or two and you would have a whole display of lights at the end.
For another Christmas sun catcher have a look at my nativity sun catcher.
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