DIY St. Patrick’s Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

DIY St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a super big deal around our house but we do enjoy the holiday. We always wear green and we try to make tasty green foods {that doesn’t always happen}. But this year we did get around to making some fun green crafts for the occasion!

Each week we host a toddler day in our CRAFT STUDIO called TOTS IN THE SHOP and I needed to plan for the events for the upcoming months. I try to coincide our weeks with the holidays when they come up and St. Patrick’s Day is coming up so I scoured Pinterest to see what I could find. I came across this adorable suncatcher by Julie from Director Jewels and I knew we had to make one too! I did change up ours a bit to make it easier/simpler for the tots to make.

Before we host our workshops our four daughters and I create mockups for them. I have to say our girls LOVED making this one. I was actually pretty surprised though. I thought for sure the older girls would be too “grown up” for this one but they loved making it more than our three year old. Woohoo!

This craft was so super easy to make too. I didn’t really do much except show them how to do it and they took it from there.

DIY St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

Here’s what you’ll need

  • contact paper

  • green crepe paper

  • a shamrock with a hollow middle {I cut mine out using my cricut}

  • scissors

I used my trusty Cricut to cut out my shamrock. I found the image in design space and adjusted it to be approx. 7” wide. You can always print your own and use scissors to cut out the middle. Julie has a printable linked on her website if you click her link above.

Then you need to measure out your contact paper. You want it to be larger than your shamrock.

DIY St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

You’ll need to cut TWO pieces of contact paper that are larger than your shamrock.

DIY St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

Remove the paper backing from your contact paper and place your shamrock in the middle. Then start tearing pieces of the crepe paper off and sticking them inside of the shamrock.

DIY St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

Once your shamrock is covered remove the paper from the second piece of contact paper and lay it sticky side down onto the shamrock, essentially you are making a shamrock sandwich with the contact paper. Then trim off the extra leaving a 1/4 of and inch of contact paper all the way around the paper shamrock.

DIY St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy tutorial to make your own with your kiddos

And you’re done! SO EASY!!

St. Patrick's Day suncatcher, easy how to make this fun DIY

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