Butterfly Sun Catcher – Summer Crafts

Butterfly Sun Catchers

Let the light in this summer with these fun and colourful Butterfly Sun Catchers, the perfect addition to any window! Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the instructions below to get started on your Butterfly Sun Catchers:

Butterfly Sun Catchers

Art materials you will need:

Instructions for your Butterfly Sun Catchers:

Step 1: Take the A3 sheet of black card and a pencil. Sketch out a large butterfly outline on the sheet. Your butterfly should have a thick border (approx. 2.5cm), as pictured. Cut around the shape.

Step 2: Use scissors to carefully cut out the centre of the butterfly – this can be discarded. You will be left with a simple butterfly frame.

Step 3: Cut out a square of clear sticky back plastic. It should be larger than the butterfly frame cut out earlier. Place the square of plastic (glossy side down, paper side up) on a flat surface. Use sticky tack to hold it in position. Carefully peel off the backing paper to reveal the tacky surface.

Step 4: Stick the butterfly frame (face-down) onto the tacky plastic sheet.

Step 5:Next, cut the coloured tissue paper into 2.5cm squares and have fun sticking the squares onto the tacky plastic sheet. When finished, seal your artwork by sticking another square of sticky back plastic over the top.

Step 6: Use scissors to trim around the edges of the butterfly to neaten. Hang your butterfly sun catcher in a sunny window to light up your design!

Fun Fact: Did you know there are 17,500 different species of butterfly!

This great project has been designed by Claire Drescher and supplied by Creative Steps. Each issue of Creative Steps Magazine contains dozens of inspiring ideas and fun crafts to help you encourage learning through creative play. Ideal for everyone caring for young children. Get an exclusive 33% discount on an annual subscription with Creative Steps by using promo code EYRXT33 at: https://creativesteps.imbmsubscriptions.com/eyrxt33/.

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