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Aw it’s the last day of our Five Days of Christmas Crafts series. Sad. It was supposed to be yesterday, but we were out of the house nearly all day doing some last minute Christmas preparation. We even had dinner out, being the optimistic toddler parents that we are. Someday we’ll go out to eat without needing a “battle plan”. Extra baby wipes? Check. Pre-meal distraction toys? Check. And so on.
For our last Christmas craft we did suncatchers! Christmas ornament suncatchers to be specific. And they turned out so cute. This is another easy one, especially if you have a laminator (I consider mine to be a member of the family). I’ve seen similar crafts made with clear contact paper too. There’s something satisfying about a warm freshly laminated page though.
Here’s our supply list:
red and green tissue paper
black construction paper
I had the kids rip two sheets of tissue paper into tiny pieces. They both enjoyed that a lot. After the ripping was done so was Little Dude. Squeaks and I finished up filling a laminating pouch with the tissue paper and ran it through the machine. Next I cut out our ornament shapes. I got four good sized circle ornaments out of one laminating pouch. Only three are pictured in the finished photo because Little Dudes fingers got a hold of the fourth. I showed Squeaks how to “draw” on the glue and sprinkle the glitter. Believe it or not, with all the crafts we do, this is the first time we’ve used glitter. I’m getting more brave. We used an old cookie sheet to contain the mess so it wasn’t too bad.
Waiting for the glue to dry was the longest part. Then just attach a square of black construction paper as the ornament top and hang with string. It’s a slightly gloomy day here so these aren’t catching loads of sun at the moment but it’s supposed to be 75° and sunny by Wednesday (I love Southern CA) so we’ll leave them up to get the full effect.
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