It’s officially spooky season! I am noticing more Halloween decorations around neighborhoods and stores. It’s such a fun time of the year! Celebrate with your family by making this jack-o’-lantern suncatcher. This is also an easy activity for students at school. Get all the details below!
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Supplies for Jack-O’-Lantern Suncatcher
- Tissue paper
- Jack-O’-Lantern template
- Clear contact paper
- Cricut (optional)
- Black cardstock
- Double-sided tape
- Chunky glitter (optional)
- First, download and print the FREE jack-o’-lantern template then cut. If you have a cutting machine, choose your favorite jack-o’-lantern image in your design space then cut. Set aside.
- Next, allow your child to select the tissue paper colors they want to use to make their suncatcher. Then cut the tissue paper into small pieces. If you’re not comfortable with your child using scissors, let them tear the tissue paper by hand.
- Cut a piece of clear contact paper that is larger than the jack-o’-lantern then peel off the backing. Carefully place your jack-o’-lantern outline on top of the contact paper. Your child will need help with this step.
- Cover the inside of the jack-o’-lantern with the tissue paper pieces. Once finished, your child has the option to add chunky glitter.
- If you are using a regular pumpkin outline, use black paper for the jack-o’-lantern facial features then glue on top of the tissue paper.
- Carefully peel off the back of another contact paper and place it on top of the jack-o’-lantern, sticky side down. Smooth it out to get rid of any creases or bubbles. Your child may need help with this step.
- Finally, cut out the jack-o’-lantern suncatcher. Use double-sided tape to stick to a window or sliding glass door.
I hope you get the opportunity to make this craft with your family. Your child can choose to make their suncatcher with the traditional pumpkin color or use colorful tissue paper. Allow them to be creative and have fun.
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