The Autumn sun is a lot lower in the sky and now is the perfect time to make some wonderful Autumn/Fall leaf sun catchers.
The boys and I have such fun making these sun catchers and they are really effective and look beautiful when the sun shines through them singing the colours on to walls.
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- Cardstock – we used black
- leaf template
- Coloured Cellophane (this is one of the reasons we save sweet wrappers)
How to make your leaf suncatcher
We decided to make different shaped sun catchers, mine was a circle, but Mini chose a diamond shape. I am going to demonstrate how we cut these out with our Cricut Explore, but you could also trace the leaf templates onto your card using a white pencil and then using a craft knife cut them out. Just make sure that you cut both sheets of card the same.
Mini actually did all the design work on the Cricut Explore himself using design space and once he had chosen which leaves and pinecones he wanted on his diamond he positioned them, and then cut 2 of the designs on to black card stock.
He then glued coloured cellophane to one side of the card and allowed it to dry before gluing the other piece of black card with the cellophane sandwiched between them. This means the suncatchers look great from both sides of the window.
We used Blu Tack to stick them to the window, but they would look equally as lovely with a hole punched in them and ribbon strung through and hung from the window.
We also have some other ace Autumn Suncatchers to make with kids.