Summertime Decorations

Catch the Sun Activity

Try this catch the sun activity and you'll have shimmery stationery or a hanging sun-catcher to show for it when you're done.

What You'll Need:

  • Colored writing paper
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Waxed paper
  • Pressed plants
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Pinking shears (optional)

How to Make a Catch the Sun Craft:

Step 1: Fold a piece of colored writing paper in half and cut it to the size you want. Unfold it and lay it out on a sheet of newspaper. Tear off a piece of waxed paper and lay it over your cut paper.

Step 2: Arrange the pressed plants on the half of the paper that will be the front of your card until you have a design you like. Tear off another sheet of waxed paper and lay it on the first.

Step 3: Now carefully slide the waxed paper stack off of the paper and onto the newspaper. Cover with another sheet of newspaper and carry the whole thing to an ironing board. Help kids use a warm iron to fuse the waxed paper together.

Step 4: When it is fused, trim the waxed paper to fit the colored paper and fold in half with the colored paper inside. The arrangement of plants will form the front of the card. If you like, trim the edges with pinking shears.

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