Need Space Activity: Colored Paper Craft
Alright, another quick-to-prepare craft idea that your child can do on their own while you take a minute to yourself!
For simplicity’s sake I’ve called it a “Colored Paper Craft” but you’llfind them also called “suncatchers”.
Prep Time: If you have the ingredients then this should only take about 5 minutes to set up.
- Colored tissue paper (think leftovers from Christmas/birthdays/etc) if you want the light to shine through these like “suncatchers”. OR just use any colored paper for an equally great craft.
- Clear contact paper.
- Scissors and tape.
- Cut a large square of contact paper. Peel off the backing and tape sticky side OUT to a window or door (for light), or really any wall/flat surface.
- Rip or cut up colored tissue paper into various small sizes. If you kid is older, then they can do this themselves! I placed all the cuttings in a bucket for easy reach.
- Show your kid that they can stick the tissue paper to the contact paper (and if they’re older they can make pictures with it like flowers/rainbows/houses/etc).
- Leave them to it!
Optional Step 5: Later on, when they’re done and you hopefully got a mini-break, you can take another piece of contact paper and stick it on top of the completed art for preserving. You can even trim edges and shape, then punch holes and add string for easier hanging.
Give your kid other lightweight objects to stick to the paper such as feathers, pom poms, gems, large plastic confetti, etc.