Kite Suncatcher – Summer Arts and Crafts

Kite Suncatcher - summer crafts

Have some with these Kite Suncatchers this summer! Fun for all the kids to get involved with. Suitable for ages 7 to 11 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started:

Kite Suncatcher - Summer arts and crafts

Art materials you will need:

Instructions for your Kite Suncatchers:

  1. Draw a kite template twice onto coloured card and cut out the shapes.
  2. Cut out lots of bow shapes from coloured card. Glue them into pairs with a piece of ribbon in between.
  3. Mix some PVA glue with a little water. Lay some clingfilm onto a flat surface and brush with the glue mixture. Lay pieces of tissue paper onto the glue and brush over the surface. Keep going until you have an area that is slightly larger than the kite shape.
  4. Leave the tissue paper collage to dry in a warm place for a day or two. Weight it down with a heavy book when it is dry to flatten it out.
  5. Glue a card kite shape onto the tissue paper and cut around it. Glue the second shape on the back with the end of the ribbon tucked between them.
  6. Fix to a window with sticky tack and let the light shine through!

Hints and Tips: Younger children may need help cutting out the centre of the kite shape. The cross shape could be glued onto the tissue paper separately to make the process easier.

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 #explorewithEYR.

This great project has been designed by Kate Tompsett 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:

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