Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Suncatcher Crafts for Kids

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Decorate your windows with some lovely homemade art! These Halloween suncatcher crafts are great for kids of all ages.

While looking for my Halloween decorations, I came across these adorable Halloween suncatcher crafts that J and I made together last year. 

They look so cute that I just had to share them! Now, keep in mind that I don't have any process photos because this project was from the pre-blog era.

Regardless, below you'll find some details on how to make your own ghost, jack-o-lantern, and Frankenstein's monster suncatchers of your own.

DIY Halloween suncatchers the kids can make

Halloween Suncatchers: What You'll Need

Here's what you'll need for this Halloween craft:

  • Black construction paper
  • Tissue paper in green (for Frankenstein's monster), white (for the ghost), or orange (for the jack-o-lanterns)
  • Contact paper
  • Googly eyes, optional (for Frankenstein's monster)

How to Make Halloween Suncatchers

First, you need to draw outlines on black construction paper of a ghost, jack-o-lantern, and Frankenstein's monster. Cut it out. As an alternative, you could just draw the outline on the non-sticky side of the contact paper using permanent markers.

Next, make some details like black eyes and a mouth for the ghost, facial features for the pumpkins, and features for Frankenstein's monster. Cut out these pieces.

Then you need to assemble the outlines and details on the sticky side of a piece of contact paper. I also put two googly eyes face down on the sticky side for Frankenstein, but this is optional.

Now the suncatchers are prepped for the kids to decorate!

Set out some tissue paper and encourage your child to rip (or cut) the tissue paper into small pieces and then placing them onto the sticky side of the contact paper.

Once the shapes are fully covered with tissue paper, place another piece of contact paper on top. 

Then cut out the finished shapes to make the window art look nice and polished. And finally, hang them up on display in your windows.

These Halloween Suncatchers will Look Awesome in Your Windows this Halloween!

Here's the finished ghost:

Ghost Halloween suncatcher craft for kids

And here's Frankenstein's monster.

Halloween suncatcher craft for kids: Frankenstein's monster

And then there's our two goofy looking jack-o-lanterns.

Simple jack-o-lantern pumpkin Halloween suncatcher craft for kids

Here's how they are placed in our window for Halloween this year. J was so happy to help hang them up by the piano. I'm sure my piano students will enjoy looking at them too!

Halloween suncatchers the kids can make

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