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Celebrate Summer – Sun Sun-catcher

The seasons are about to click over and the summer equinox is around the corner – although every other week for a month and a half it’s felt like summer in the UK. To celebrate summer we’re looking at the sun and decided to decorate our window with a sun-catcher to complement our ladybird that we made the other week.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

Materials needed for Sun Sun-catcher

Yellow and Orange Tissue Paper
Yellow and orange card stock
White Glue

Rule
Pencil
Two different size bowls to draw around

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

How to make the Sun Sun-catcher

You could use the same method we did to make our ladybug sun-catcher to make this but we’ve run out of contact paper so this was a quick and easy and as effective alternative method for kids although a little messier.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

On a piece of yellow card stock draw around the largest of the bowls and then inside draw around the smaller bowl – draw this combination of an orange piece of card stock as well. On the yellow card stock with a ruler draw the rays of the sun as small triangles and then inside then draw a smaller triangle.

On the Yellow card stock cut out inside all of the sun shape following the lines of the triangles – on the orange card stock cut to make a ring. Instead of tearing the tissue paper this time T practised some cutting skills cutting strips of tissue paper to “colour” in the sun.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

With everything set up she started by gluing all around the sun burst shape.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

Once that was fully glued she placed the ring in the centre and glued around that as well.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

Then it was time to lay across the stripes of tissue paper across the sun.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

Leave to dry and then once dry cut off the excess tissue paper and affix to a window with a small piece of sticky tape doubled over or some double sided tape. It’s great placed where the sun will catch it and produce a sun in the room where you can celebrate summer inside with the patterns it makes on the floor and walls.

Celebrate Summer by creating a sun shaped sun catcher - perfect for Summer Solstice

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