Beautiful suncatchers

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Today we were quite bored, it was a grey day & we had very little planned,
but as we all know , art that just happens is the best sort of art.
I was cutting some canvas while Emily was painting some things.
I thought she looked rather happy there, so I went to get George,who had woken up from his nap.
I came back to all of my lovely fabric covered in dots.
My first thought was
will this come out in the wash?
but my second , much better thought was
this looks lovely, how can we use it?
So we had a little think about it & decided that the best way to use it is to make it into
these neat little suncatchers.

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How we did it:

We used:
some muslin fabric, but any fabric will work as long as the sun can shine through,
(you can recycle old white tshirts or even underwear for this!)
paint in nice colours

Put a mat or a wipeable tablecloth under your fabric, as the paint will probably go through.
Then simply let your child paint the fabric.
You can either colour the whole fabric, or seperate the fabric into embroidery hoops before you paint.
After you are done & everything is coloured in paint simply put it into an embroidery hook & hang it in the window.
nice!!

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( for a neater result & less weight don’t use an embroidery hoop but use a simple blanket stitch to stitch around the outside of your circle . That way you can make lots of these & don’t even need an embroidery hoop.)

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Wishing you a lovely day!

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8 Responses to Beautiful suncatchers

  1. Breeder says:

    Those are adorable!

  2. Bug Z says:

    what a great and original idea! i had window stars up for winter and have been wanting something different for spring.

  3. Shannon says:

    What a lovely accidental happening!

  4. dianeinjapan says:

    Really beautiful!!

  5. Emily says:

    These are just beautiful! I can’t wait to try this out!

  6. Katie says:

    These are beautiful. Would it be okay if we link to this post on our round up of rainbow activities?

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  8. Joy says:

    Thank you for a wonderful idea for my Rainbow Day in my preschool class!