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What You’ll Need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Sticky Back Plastic
  • Scissors
  • Nature Items
  • Hole Punch
  • String

Getting into the Activity

Take the best colours of nature and bring them together to create a colourful suncatcher.

This activity requires a collection of colourful nature items. These could be collected beforehand by a leader or collected by children as part of the activity.

  • Cut a large circle in a paper plate. This should roughly be the size of the inner part of the plate. The cutting may need to be done by an adult beforehand.
  • Give each child a square/circle of sticky back plastic, slightly larger than the circle in the plate. Stick this onto the plate to cover the hole.
  • Start sticking nature items (leaves, petals, sticks, grass, seeds etc) to the sticky back plastic to create your suncatcher. You could create a pattern or design or it could just be a collection of your favourite things from nature.
  • Once complete stick another piece of sticky back plastic over the top of the nature items to seal them in.
  • Use a hole punch to create a hole in the top of the plate. Tie some string through the hole so you can hang the suncatcher.

Once created, children can take home their suncatchers and hang them in a window. As the sun shines through, children will be able to see the colours come to life and the patterns recreated via the shadows it creates on the floor/wall.

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Shared equipment should be kept to a minimum and everyone should sanitise their hands before and after the activity.
  • Please take care with scissors
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