Hanukkah Tissue Paper Suncatchers
Create your own tissue paper sun catchers and catch the sunlight in the window throughout Hanukkah!
- Paint Brushes 25 Pack Assorted Styles
- Private: White Elastic Cord
- Private: Dark Pearl Pony Beads
- Craft Sticks 150 Pack
- Mini Craft Sticks
- Blue Tissue Papers
- Craft Glue
- Aluminum Foil
- Cup for mixing
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
To make a Star of David shape, glue (3) Craft Sticks together to form a triangle shape. Repeat to make a second triangle. Glue the triangles on top of one another as shown.
Use silver Metallic Paint and cover the wood stick shape and set aside to dry. Tip: You may want to paint several coats to cover.
Cut a 7 inch piece of Elastic Cord and tie one end onto the wood stick shape. You will use this cord to hang your sun catcher once complete.
Prepare your materials: cut a piece of aluminum foil and lay the shiny side face down as your work surface. In a paper cup, mix an equal amount of craft glue with water to make a glue solution. Lay your painted craft stick shape face down on the foil. Cut small pieces of blue and silver tissue paper. Using a foam brush, apply the glue solution to a piece of tissue paper.
Place the tissue paper on the craft stick shape. Use the glue solution to secure to shape. Tip: If the tissue paper rips, don’t panic! You can always add more layers of tissue paper on top of cover any rips.
Continue to add pieces of tissue paper until the shape is covered. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, string blue and silver Pony Beads onto the elastic cord.
Leave a little room at the top of the cord and tie a loop for hanging. Tip: Include one bead inside the loop shape. This will prevent all the beads from falling off when not yet hung.
Slip the loop onto a Suction Cup and hang on your window!
To make a Dreidel shaped sun catcher, Glue (3) Craft Sticks and (3) Mini Craft Sticks to form the dreidel shape shown.