A nice simple craft – great for brightening up a window and getting into the autumn mood.
What you need to make autumn leaf sun catchers
- black paper or thin card A4 size
- coloured acetate sheets (you could use tissue paper or sweet wrappers)
- glue stick
- white pencil or crayon
How to make autumn leaf sun catchers
- Put two pieces of black paper together and fold in half length ways.
- Using a white pencil draw the outline of half a leaf with veins.
- Cut out the leaf template.
- Spread clue onto one side of of one of the leaves.
- Stick strips of coloured acetate over the gaps – don’t worry if it goes over the edges of the outline, you can trip it off later.
- Spread glue onto one side of the other leaf template and stick it on top of the acetate decorated one.
- Trim any overhanging acetate.
- To display them just use a small piece of double sided tape to stick them to the window or hang them from strings where the sun will catch them.
Hints & tips:
- This activity could be done with younger children too but leave extra time for helping them with cutting out or prepare the leaf shape first and just let them get busy with the sticking.
- Try making these in all different leaf shapes and sizes.