DIY Fish Sun Catcher

Soak in the sun and get crafty with this easy-to-make, colourful sun catcher!

All you need is the following:

Black Card
Clear Sticky Back Plastic
Coloured Tissue Paper
Thin Ribbon
Scissors
Glue
Hole Punch
Pencil

How to make a Fish Sun Catcher

  1. Take a sheet of black card. Use a pencil to draw the outline of a fish on the card (like the shape shown above) then neatly cut out the shape.
  2. Cut two pieces of sticky back plastic the same size as the fish shape. Peel the backing paper off one and stick it over the shape. Turn over the fish to reveal the sticky window.
  3. Cut or tear the coloured tissue paper into small squares ready for the next step.
  4. Let the children go wild decorating the fish by sticking the tissue paper squares onto the sticky window. Continue until the sticky paper is completely covered with tissue paper.
  5. Take the second piece of sticky back plastic. Stick it on top of the fish (sticky side to sticky side) so the tissue paper is sandwiched in the middle. Trim around the fish with scissors to neaten.
  6. Punch a hole in the top of the fish. Thread through a length of thin ribbon and knot to make a hanging loop.
  7. Display your ocean themed sun catcher in the window.

Why not try this out with other shapes too…it’s such a simple craft idea with endless possibilities!

This great project has been supplied by Creative Steps magazine – fun ideas for everyone caring for young children. Each issue of Creative Steps contains dozens of fun, inspiring ideas to help you encourage learning through creative play.

We would love to see how you get on! Send us pictures of your masterpieces on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and don’t forget to use the hashtag #EYRhub.

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