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Leaf Suncatcher

October 13, 2020 Sarah Coggins
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Crafting with nature is always fun. So is getting out for a walk. The fresh air, sunshine, and movement have us all feeling better! We took advantage of nice weather this week to do just that. While outside, we collected a few colorful leaves to enjoy and make a Leaf Suncatcher with. Here are the step by step instructions to create your own.

Leaf Suncatcher Supplies


Step 1 Take a walk outside and collect colorful fallen leaves from the ground.

Colorful yellow and red leaves in an open hand.

Step 2 Cut out the center of a paper plate. (This is best done by adults.)

Step 3 Cut a piece of clear Contact paper large enough to cover the hole in the plate. Peel off the backing and adhere in place.

Step 4 Choose leaves and start placing onto the sticky side of the contact paper. Fill as much as desired. (Cat assistant optional.)

Placing red leaf on center of paper plate suncatcher.
Cat sniffing leaves on suncatcher craft.

Step 5 Cut a second piece of clear Contact paper and adhere over the leaves to seal them in.

Step 6 Take outside, hold to a light source, or hang in a window to enjoy the colorful design you created!

Completed leaf suncatcher - paper plate with center cut out and colorful leaves held in place by clear contact paper.

Need more craft ideas? Find 100 fall craft ideas for kids here.

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Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


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