Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Stained Glass' apple suncatchers

Our favorite "big" apple book of the week!!!
(Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE our library....they have the greatest things!!)
We have been reading plenty of apple books around here in honor of all the apple orchards here in CNY. We will be apple picking very soon, but in the meantime I found this cute apple suncatchers to make over at Craftideas.info.
I printed the pattern right out on card stock and then cut out 2 apples for each of my kindergarteners.
Kim and Luke were busy tearing red and green tissue paper into small pieces.
Luke chose to cut his paper. Kimmy preferred ripping her paper.
I placed the apple pattern, right side down, on clear contact paper.
Kim and Luke are 4 and 5 and they did a fine job with this sticky paper.
I was afraid it would end up a big mess, but they managed fine.
They then filled in their apples, and apple leaves with the green and red tissue paper.
I then placed another piece of clear contact paper over the back of the apples.
You can see in the photo above, this gave me a little trouble. It is a little wrinkled, but it made no difference in the pretty final results.
Cut out the apples.
They look just beautiful on the window of the back door.
They make a great addition to our "suncatcher" door.
You can see how the big kids made the cross suncatchers at this blog post.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty!!

Erin said...

Those are so darn cute! I think were going to try this with pumpkin shapes! Thanks for the fantastic idea!


Krystal said...

Very cute! I think we'll give this a try too, but I'll be working with 3 yr olds. We'll see how well they do with the contact paper. And Erin, I LOVE the idea of doing the same thing in pumpkin shape, good thinking.

Rhonda said...

Those came out great! What a beautiful window with all of the handmade things that your children have made.

CCETSI said...

Great! Love this idea! We'll try this too.

Anonymous said...

We do this with autumn leaves and butterflies. The kids love to do this and hang in our classroom windows.

EJ said...

Very pretty sun catchers! Take a look at these garden spinner for inspiration for your next crafts project.

RedTedArt said...

Oh how wonderful! These turned out SOOO Pretty! Love the idea with the contact paper!

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Brimful Curiosities said...

Contact paper sun catchers are fun to make. Your apples are perfect for this time of year.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

We just finished an apple unit, too! Love these sun catchers - they're just lovely!

Rebecca said...

We just did apple activities as well! Kim's haircut makes her look so much older! Kids grow too fast!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are so pretty. I love the bead suncatchers too.

Anonymous said...

oo these turned out soooo cute!!! I need to buy a bunch of colored tissue paper for crafts like these!

CCETSI said...

Thanks again for this lovely idea! Here are our suncatchers: http://apfelkuchencosinusundfarbenpracht.blogspot.com/2010/09/projektwoche-tag-6-scheme-week-day-6.html