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Kids craft: Create a suncatcher using a few simple materials
13 Oct 2022
Decorate your garden or your child’s bedroom with easy-to-make sun-catchers.
You will need:
- Jam jar preserving rings
- Photocopy paper (white)
- Resene testpots in your favourite colours, Leigh used Resene Unicorn, Resene Wax Flower, Resene Princess and Resene Top Secret for the purple suncatcher, Resene Bright Spark and Resene Kaitoke Green for the yellow suncatcher and Resene Hopskotch, Resene Bright Spark, Resene Ballerina, Resene Malibu, Resene Kaitoke Green and Resene Top Secret for the pink suncatcher
- Resene testpot brushes and artists’ brushes
- Cotton wool balls
- Olive oil
- Resene StainLock
- Double-sided tape or glue
- Ribbon or cord
Step 1: Lay a preserving ring on a piece of paper and trace the outline of the inner rim. Cut out the circle. With a pencil, lightly draw a design onto the paper.
Step 2: When happy with your drawing, using an artist’s brush, paint it in Resene testpot colours. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Dip a cotton wool ball into the olive oil and apply the oil to the unpainted side of the paper until it turns translucent. Set aside.
Step 4: Prepare the preserving jar rings using Resene StainLock and when dry, paint using Resene testpots.
Step 5: Using glue, fix the painted paper circle in the preserving ring once the paint has dried.
Step 6: Tie ribbon or cord around the ring to hang your suncatcher.
These suncatchers look stunning hung from trees or on windowsills. The yellow suncatcher is painted in Resene Bright Spark and Resene Kaitoke Green. The pink suncatcher is Resene Hopskotch, Resene Bright Spark, Resene Ballerina, Resene Malibu, Resene Kaitoke Green and Resene Top Secret. The purple suncatcher is Resene Unicorn (ring and flower), Resene Wax Flower, Resene Princess and Resene Top Secret.
project by Leigh Stockton
images by Bryce Carleton
Published: 13 Oct 2022