Nature Sun catcher Garlands

    Posted by  ·  July 22, 2014

    This Nature Suncatcher Garland is the way to get creating!   It is  a fun kids activity that will keep feeling crafty! If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities  ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer!  The best craft bloggers are sharing  fun kids crafts! From making a Sling Library Bag to a A Summer Donut Picnic you will find fun creative ideas!

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    Hello Skip to My Lou fans! I’m Jamie, the mom behind hands on : as we grow where I share fun activitiescrafts and art projects I do with my three boys.

    I am so excited to be here and to share  this fun wind chime crate to be a part of the Fun Crafts for Summer series here!

    We love to make window decorations, they always brighten up the room and are so cheery! Perfect for summer!

    This is a fun nature suncatcher that was inspired by our heart garland we made for Valentine’s Day, mixed with our nature suncatchers.


    To make these nature suncatcher garlands, you’ll need:

    • Contact paper
    • Scissors
    • Marker or pen
    • Items from Nature
    • String (we used hemp cord but yarn works too)

    This activity starts out by exploring in the backyard. A favorite of my active boys.

    We looked for small items in nature, small leaves, flowers, or even the petals of the flowers. We kept an eye out for anything with color!

    You could definitely make this part an entire activity in itself and do a scavenger hunt for certain colors, textures, or shapes. We always love a good scavenger hunt, and nature ones are classic!


    Then the boys made a nature collage using the contact paper to hold them in place.

    I first traced circles onto the contact paper to give the kids some guidance to place their nature items.

    If you need it, you can get the full details of how we made the collage part on hands on : as we grow where we also made these into suncatcher wind chimes that are just stunning in the morning sun.


    We cut out the circles and hung him in the window!

    Some circles need a little tape help to hold them together in spots.



    jamie-headshotJamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do. As a former marketing manager, Jamie needs the creative outlet to get through the early years of parenting with a smile! Follow Jamie on and Pinterest!

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