With the Easter decorations coming down, the windows needed a little something…and a sun catcher sounded just right!
Over the years we’ve made quite a few sun catchers, like our simple fish sun catcher and the Valentine’s sun catcher with plenty of hearts, just to name a couple. To make my vehicle-loving son happy, this time around we came up with hot air balloon sun catchers!
To start, I cut a very simple hot air balloon shape out of construction paper, cutting the middle portion out for decorating. Then I covered one side with strips of clear packing tape. ( I was out of clear contact paper, and the tape worked in a pinch!)
My daughter did her balloon first, using pieces of ripped up tissue paper to cover the clear tape and decorate the balloon. A second layer of tape on the other side, and a marker to create lines on the basket and the project was ready to hang in the window.
Because my youngest doesn’t like to touch sticky things, we did his sun catcher a little differently. He wanted the hot air balloon to be blue, so we laid a large piece of tissue paper on the table, with the balloon shape on top. Then I had him place the ripped up tissue paper pieces where he wanted them inside the balloon shape.
Finally, I used the tape to capture it all in place. (The tricky part was not letting the tissue paper pieces blow away before I got the tape on the balloon!)
All I had to do then was trim the large piece of tissue paper and it was ready to hang!
Now our back window is full of color with some of the prettiest hot air balloon’s this mommy has ever seen!
What have you decorated the windows with lately?
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