We love these nature suncatchers!
I like finding ways to incorporate natural items into our indoor environment and activities because not only are they beautiful but it also allows us to explore the world around us. With all the flowers in bloom right now it’s the perfect time to do simple spring crafts with the kids!
Spring Crafts for Kids: DIY Nature Suncatchers
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This activity was inspired by our DIY Nature Slides for the light table. It uses simple materials and not only teaches kids about the environment in their area but it’s also a fun activity to work on fine motor skills.
- Flowers/leaves from your yard or local park
- Laminating pouches
- Hole punch
- Tape or suction cups
Start this activity outside by collecting flowers and leaves from your yard or local park. My daughter calls this part a “nature adventure” as we take magnifying glasses and bag for our finds with us and walk around the neighborhood. It’s a great way to begin discussions about local plant life and the life cycle of plants.
Once we collected a few different types of flowers and leaves we took them home and laminated them.
For this activity we just laid the flowers on the laminating pouches, cut off the excess stems, and sent them through the laminator. If you have more time I’d recommend pressing the flowers first but my daughter didn’t want to wait a week or two to see her nature suncatchers so we just did them as is.
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Then it was time to hang and admire them! Just attach with a suction cup or even tape them on.
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What kind suncatchers have you made recently?
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