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Activity 3 - Sun Catchers, Art & Design

Activity 3 - Making a sun catcher - Art & Design

 

1)

Use tissue paper or sweet wrappers to make a sun catcher.  There are 3 methods to make the catcher.

 

a) Stick tissue/wrappers onto a plastic document wallet with watered down PVA glue, ensuring you overlap the tissue.  Once dry, peel off the shape and trim into a shape, or leave as it is.  Add a thread, or stick directly to the window with small blobs of blu-tac.

 

b) Using 2 sheets of clear, sticky backed plastic, of Blue Peter fame (sold in stationary aisles, for covering books), place the tissue paper, wrappers or found objects onto 1 sheet, then press the other over the top.  You can then trim it to shape.

 

c) If you have a laminating machine, you can place the tissue/wrappers into an opened pouch, then seal it closed.  Make sure the tissue layers are flat and thin. Once sealed, the design can be trimmed to shape.

 

You can add a border, either before beginning, or once finished, if you like.  Go online for all kinds of ideas.

 

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2)

Parents can cut the bottom off plastic bottles.  Children can then colour them with permanent marker pens.  Once decorated, a hole can be punched into the side and string or ribbon threaded through.  These can be hung in a window or why not make several and decorate a tree or bush in the garden.  Don't forget to re-cycle them, once you take them down. 

using PVA on a doc. wallet before drying
sticking to sticky backed plastic
placing on a laminating pouch
flowers as an alternative to tissue
a frame can be added before or after
bottle bottoms to make into sun catchers
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