This spring break we have been having a crafting bonanza. My kids LOVE arts and crafts and we have been coming up with some masterpieces.
This craft is easy and inexpensive. It’s perfect for the busy mom or even the absolutely hates crafting kind of mom.
You’ll need Liquid Starch (I use Sta-Flo Liquid Starch which can be found on Amazon or Walmart.
- A tray or piece of cardboard.
- plastic wrap
- tissue paper
- sponge brush
- construction paper
Line tray or cardboard with plastic wrap. (I use these green old-fashioned cafeteria trays for my messier craft projects. Clean-up is a breeze with these.
Next, cut out an egg shape frame from a piece of construction paper.
Pour a dollop of liquid starch in the middle of the egg (on the plastic wrap.) Brush the starch all over the inside of the egg and the construction paper frame.
Tear your colorful tissue paper into pieces. This project works great with pastel colors or bright neon colors.
Money Saving tip – save pieces of tissue paper from gifts or Christmas for crafting on rainy days. Why run to the store? If you order the liquid starch as I did, you’ll likely have enough for thousands of crafts.
Now for the fun part! Place your pieces of tissue paper on the starch. You can place them in stripes or just plop them everywhere like my kids do!
Make sure every inch of the egg’s interior is covered. Don’t worry about pieces that go outside of your egg frame. Those are easy to trim after your faux stained glass suncatcher has dried.
Gently brush on more liquid starch on top of the pieces after all the tissue paper has been positioned where you want them.
Let dry. (We left ours overnight.)
Once completely dry, gently peel away the plastic wrap. Trim any wayward pieces with the scissors.
Then place your suncatcher against the window and enjoy the pretty colors!