Here’s what he used to make the 1st part of his suncatcher:
- 5 Craft sticks, painted, and glued into a house shape
- contact paper cut to fit the house
- tissue paper torn into random pieces
- a green strip of paper (about 2 1/2 inches wide), with “grass” lines marked along the length of it, going about 3/4 of the way up
- one circle cut from black paper
Next, he cut along the lines of the green paper to make grass (yes, I know birdhouses don’t normally sit in the grass, but it seemed like a nice touch. And he got to practice those scissor skills.) :
We put a line of glue on the back of the craft sticks and glued the contact paper onto it, then glued the grass onto the front, and glued the black circle onto the middle to make the opening:
I trimmed the excess tissue paper off and we popped it onto the window:
Pretty, no? But we thought a little birdie might be nice too, so we got more contact paper and more tissue paper and made a little bird using M’s handprints. I forgot to take a photo of the process, but here’s M showing you how to put your hands together to make a bird:
I traced his hands onto contact paper and cut the bird shape out for him. After he covered it with tissue paper I added another piece of contact paper over the top and trimmed it up.
I drew a little birdie face on it:
And we glued it to the front of his birdhouse:
I love how it turned out – it’s really much prettier than the picture shows!
Have a beautiful day! :)