We just love to make stained glass projects!
We’ve made them for almost every holiday and now for Christmas, it’s time for a Stained Glass Star Suncatcher.
The process to make this Stained Glass Star Suncatcher is easy and is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and even elementary-aged kids.
It’s not too messy and it’s a great quick craft for when you only have a small amount of time.
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How to make a Stained Glass Star Suncatcher
Use your blue and yellow construction paper to cut out star outlines.
I folded the paper in half before we drew the stars so we could get two stars from each piece of paper. Feel free to make these even bigger if you’d like!
Each girl made two stars, one yellow and one blue.
Cut 2 pieces of Contact Paper for each project, according to the size of your stars. Peel the backing off of one piece of Contact Paper and place it sticky side up on your table. Tape the corners down so that it doesn’t go sliding all over the place.
Place your star outlines on the Contact Paper. Try not to get too close to the edge, you’ll need a little bit of on overlap.
Use your glitter shakers to add a bit of sparkle to the inside of your stars. Use a little or a lot!
You’ll notice that we are working on top of an old sheet. I highly recommend this to help catch any extra glitter and make clean up easier.
After the stars are all glittered, Tear pieces of your tissue paper and layer it over the glitter. Try to keep all of the tissue paper inside the star outlines.
Add the second piece of Contact Paper over top, smoothing out all wrinkles as you go. I usually do this step myself because it can get tricky.
Cut out your stars leaving a bit of Contact Paper around the edge so that it doesn’t start unpeeling.
Hang your stained glass star in the window and let the sun shine through.
I love the final look! Don’t you?
It’s such a fun decoration on our big windows.
You may also like one of these Christmas activities:
My Must-Have Christmas Activities Resource
If you’re anything like me, I know you’re looking for fun family activities to do this Christmas. But, not just anything. I’m not looking for elaborate and I’m definitely not looking for something that would require a million trips to the craft store.
That’s why I just love Countdown to Christmas – 24 Activities, Crafts, and Recipes to Countdown to Christmas by Cerys Parker from Rainy Day Mum. The activities are simple (you won’t find anything elaborate) and definitely fun. They’re perfect for families. And, they’re perfect for the advent season.
This fabulous resource for Christmas family fun can be purchased here. Take a peek, you’ll love it!
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