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Halloween sun catcher

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Halloween sun catcher

Halloween sun catcher

Here is Ted’s Halloween sun catcher, which he made to hang in our window for Halloween. He was keen to have lots of bats flying in the sky, which I cut out for him to stick on. I love tissue paper and we got all of our colourful paper tissue out, which he sifted through and was very thoughtful about choosing different shades of blue for the sky. He tore these into strips, and when he glued them onto the back of the frame we talked about the colours and how they changed when they overlapped with one another. I love how this worked out and it is still hanging in one of our windows.

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Black card
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Pencil

How we made it

  1. Using an A4 piece of black card, cut out a rectangle in the middle to create a frame using a craft knife and metal ruler
  2. Cut out long strips to form the window mullions
  3. Draw outline of bats or other Halloween figures – we also did one with cats, pumpkins etc
  4. Tear tissue paper into strips
  5. Stick tissue paper onto back of frame
  6. When dry, turn frame over and stick long strips onto front of frame to make window mullions
  7. Stick halloween figures onto front of tissue paper in frame
  8. Glue thread onto top back of frame to hang sun catcher in window
Cutting out frame

Cutting out frame

Gluing tissue paper onto back of frame

Gluing tissue paper onto back of frame

Sticking on strips to make window mullions

Sticking on strips to make window mullions

Sticking on strips to make window mullions

Sticking on strips to make window mullions

Adding our bats

Adding our bats

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