We are on a bit of a roll with sun catchers this week. After making some lovely Christmas Tree Light Bulbs the twins were very keen to make some more. Well they really wanted an excuse to cut up tissue paper into tiny pieces which is their current favourite thing – next to spilling drinks on the floor and arguing whether light switches should be on or off.
This is a craft I remember making with a Year Two class a few years ago where they did everything including designing their own Christmas tree. We then sent them home as their Christmas cards. It was lovely to have a card which would transform into a decoration.
What You Will Need To Make The Christmas Tree Sun Catchers
- green card
- brown card
- coloured tissue paper
- hole punch
These are brilliant for practicing fine motor skills. Of course it depends on your child’s skill level how much they do themselves. The twins are 3 and could manage cutting the tissue paper and did a little of the card. They struggled with the hole punching and needed help with that but could do all the glueing themselves.
Rose loved this activity. She liked all the small pieces of paper – especially the pink ones.
I have a really great hole punch which is good for crafts. It just makes one hole so you can position it where you want. It does need a bit of help though especially positioning the holes so they are spread out.
Finally we just glued the back and then stuck the tissue paper over the holes so they look like twinkly lights. We added a brown square for the trunk of the Christmas tree.
They look good stuck on the window – a display of a few would look nice.
They actually glow better at night time although you can’t see the colour of the Christmas tree.
For all our Christmas ideas for kids check out our round up. There are over 40 ideas at the moment but I will be adding to it all the time.