Now that Spring is finally heading our way it’s time to start working on some fun spring crafts! The girls really enjoyed making their Shamrock Suncatchers for St. Patrick’s, so we decided to create some fun Sun Catcher Kites to hang on our windows.
Materials Needed for Sun Catcher Kite Craft:
- Contact paper
- Tissue paper
- Construction paper (cut into a diamond)
- Tape or glue
The first thing you want to do is cut out a diamond for your kite and cut out your tissue paper into squares. Lay your kite on top of your contact paper and cut out a square big enough that will cover the entire kite. You will need two pieces of contact paper in this size.
Lay your square tissue papers on the inside sticky part of your kite. Make sure to cover all of the contact paper. You can use one color or many colors. My girls really wanted to do some pastel spring colors and it looked so good! I think they are ready for Spring just like everyone else.
Once the inside is completely covered with tissue paper take your second piece of contact paper and lay it right on top. Go ahead and cut all of the excess paper around your kite, leaving a little bit on the edge so it stays together.
Choose some ribbon to match your kite. Cut a long piece of ribbon and then using a different color cut out 3-4 smaller pieces for bows. Using tape or glue attach your longer piece of ribbon on the back side of your kite.
For the smaller pieces of ribbon just simply tie them with a knot on your long piece of ribbon as decoration. Kaidence had a little bit of trouble with these so I helped, but Kaelyn did a fantastic job in tying her knots. A great activity for fine motor skills!