Summer Camp - Suncatchers

Hi everyone! My name is Missy and I’m a guest blogger for PBS KIDS Utah. I’ve been spending lots of time outside in the sun this summer. Definitely more than any summer in the recent past. I love feeling the sun on my skin and seeing how much all my plants enjoy it. Sometimes I feel like I want to capture the sun and bring it with me when I have to go back inside, so I created this craft project!

Suncatcher Craft


  • Print the Suncatcher Template
  • Two-four sheets of tissue paper (different colors)
  • Glue stick
  • Liquid glue (or hot glue)
  • Scissors
  • Clear plastic page protector (or contact paper)
PDF icon Print the Suncatcher Template1.44 MB


  1. Print the Suncatcher PDF.
  2. Cut your tissue paper into 1” squares (doesn’t have to be exact).
  3. Cut around the flower shape. Then carefully cut out and remove the striped petals.
  4. Cut the binder edge and the sealed bottom off your clear plastic page protector.
  5. Using your glue stick, carefully glue one side of the flower.
  6. Open up your clear plastic page protector and lay it flat. Glue down the flower to one side.
  7. Glue your little tissue paper squares all over the flower. Make sure to overlap the squares.
  8. Glue all around the edges of the flower over the tissue paper.
  9. Fold over the blank side of the clear plastic page protector and carefully secure it. Use liquid glue if you are having trouble getting it to stay stuck. Let it dry completely under a heavy book.
  10. Cut around the edges of the flower.
  11. Now it’s ready to hang in a window!

*** If you have contact paper, it is easier and you can skip all the gluing.

I hung my sun catcher right by a few of my indoor plants. It definitely gives that corner a colorful, sunny flare! Try making more sun catchers using your own drawn shapes: a star, a sunshine, maybe even a face! Be creative and have fun!

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