Preschool Project: Paper Plate Suncatcher

Preschool Project of the Week – Paper Plate Suncatcher

Here’s a fun craft to enjoy on a sunny day!  Make a suncatcher out of a paper plate and few supplies.

You will need:

  • a small paper party plate
  • a small piece of clear contact (shelf) paper  (clear packing tape will also work in a pinch)
  • several colors of tissue paper cut in small 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
  • hole punch and ribbon

Cut a square out of the center of the paper plate.  Cut a square of contact paper slightly larger than the square in the plate.  Peel backing off paper and place it over the cutout on the front side of the plate.   (If you need to prep this craft and save it for later you can always flip the plate over and put the backing back on.)

Flip the plate over and let your little one stick the tissue paper pieces to the contact paper.

I’ve found that if you take a glue stick and run it around the outside edges of the square you can overlap the tissue paper around the edges and it sticks better and you get color on the whole square.

Hole punch the top and tie it with ribbon and hang in a sunny window!

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