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Easter Egg Suncatcher

Creative Arts

18 months – 4 years

Wishing you an eggcellent Easter! Get the family into the Easter spirit with an Easter egg suncatcher. This activity is perfect for introducing your child to patterns, design and colour mixing. 

Materials

  • Clear contact paper 
  • Variety of tissue paper – blue, pink, yellow and purple 
  • Black marker 
  • Sticky tape 
  • Scissors 

Directions

  1. Cut the sheets of tissue paper into small 1 tiles. 
  2. Cut a piece of contact paper (approx. 8.5 x 11) and remove thplastic film. Lay the paper down flat, ensuring the sticky side of the contact paper is facing up. 
  3. Place the tiles firmly onto the contact paper. You can choose to create colourful patters or designs; don’t worry if the tiles overlap, this will add depth to the colours. 
  4. Cut another piece of contact paper and place it over the tiles. Carefully lay the contact paper (sticky side down) smoothing out the air bubbles as you go. 
  5. Draw an egg on the contact paper and cut it out; make your egg as small or large as you please. 
  6. Affix your egg to a window and watch as the sun penetrates each of the colours bringing them to life. 

Increase the fun

Try swapping out your tissue paper for other colourful materials, some fun options include: 

  • Coloured cellophane 
  • Gemstones 
  • Glitter 
  • Leaves 
  • Tempera paint 
  • Water beads 

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • Where should we place your suncatcher? 
  • What’s your favourite colour? 
  • How does the contact paper feel? 
  • Try to make a pattern with your tiles 
  • Can you name all the different colours you see? 

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