It’s not yet summer, but in Florida, where I live, it sure feels like it. Summer actually isn’t too far way, in fact, Kai only has about 2 ½ weeks left of school before summer vacay begins.
I was looking around my art studio trying to get inspiration from the materials I already had on hand. (Why buy more craft supplies, when I have cabinets loaded to the brim with them?) I had some left over contact paper from a project I did for Family Fun magazine, I had a box full of Mason jar lids and a giant bag full of tissue paper. So, I thought … Hmmm … sun catchers!!! Let the sun shine in!
Mason jar lid rims
Step 1: Trace the lids onto the contact paper with your pen.
Step 2: Cut one of the circles off from the bigger sheet of contact paper. Peel off the lining and place it on the table. If working with little ones, use tape to hold the contact paper in place.
Step 3: Cut shapes and designs from your tissue paper and place it onto the contact paper.
Step 4: Tie a piece of yarn to your Mason jar lid.
Step 5: Peel off another piece of contact paper. Sandwich the tissue paper between the sticky sides of the contact paper.
Step 6: With your scissors, cut around the circle on the contact paper. Actually, you’ll have to make the circle a bit smaller than the rim..
Step 7: Place the contact paper inside the rim. If it’s too small, adhere with glue dots.
Step 8: Hang your sun catcher in a window and let the sun shine in.