Paper Art Designs

Stained Glass Sun Catcher

Punch 2 holes on plates.
Punch 2 holes on plates.
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This paper art design brings sunlight into your home. Creating a stained-glass effect doesn't have to be time consuming with this paper craft.

What You'll Need:

  • 6 clear plastic plates
  • Tissue paper (assorted colors)
  • 2 paper clips
  • Suction cup with hook
  • Glue stick
  • Paper punch

How to Make Stained Glass Sun Catcher:

Step 1: Tear several sheets of tissue paper into small pieces. Arrange overlapping pieces on a clear plate, using a dab of glue to hold them in place. Repeat on 2 more plates.

Step 2: Dab more glue over the top of the tissue paper, and lay another plate on top of each finished plate, sandwiching the tissue between the 2 plates.

Step 3: Punch 2 holes in the rim of 2 places, directly across from each other. Punch one hole in the rim of the other plate.

Step 4: Bend open 2 paper clips, and slip one end through the hole in one plate and the other end through one of the holes in the second plate.

Step 5: Slip one end of the second clip into the other hole in that plate and the other end through one of the holes in the last plate.

Connect with paper clips. Connect with paper clips.
Connect with paper clips.
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Step 6: Slide the hook of a suction cup through the last hole for hanging (this is the top of the sun catcher).

Step 7: Press the suction cup to a window, where the sun will shine through the colored tissue.

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