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Say hello to spring with this easy and fun suncatcher project! It’s a beginner project that teaches colors, tracing and cutting skills. Once it’s dry you can hang it in the window and let the sun shine through!

Things You Will Need:

  • Wax paper
  • Tissue paper in the colors of the rainbow
  • Cotton balls
  • A pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Rip off three pieces of wax paper. One should be large enough for a rainbow and the other two should be large enough for clouds. Begin by drawing a rainbow on the largest piece of wax paper. You can either draw it by hand or print out a picture of a rainbow and practice tracing it onto the wax paper. Next, draw a cloud onto each of the smaller pieces of wax paper.

Step 2: It’s time to practice naming your colors! The colors of the rainbow appear as follows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Beginning with the red tissue paper, rip it into small pieces and crumple into tiny balls. Draw a line of glue where the red stripe of the rainbow is and gently place the crumpled up tissue paper on it, pressing lightly.

Step 3: Repeat step two for each additional color. It is best to work in order, one color at a time.

Step 4: Cut out the cloud shapes and spread a layer of glue on each one. Next press several cotton balls onto the glue to make clouds.

Step 5: Once the rainbow dries cut it out around the edges. Once the clouds dry add a layer of glue to the back of them and lightly press them onto the ends of the rainbow. Let everything dry and then you can hang the rainbow in a sunny window! I’ve used clear tape to hang mine.

Congratulations! You have made a spring rainbow suncatcher! It is easy to modify this design and make it your own. Simply draw or print out and trace a simple image from the computer and follow the same steps above, working one color at a time. The more basic the image the easier the project will be. Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to post comments and pictures in the comments section! Happy crafting!


Help ring in the first day of spring with this cute decoupage flowerpot!  It’s an advanced project that is pretty and functional.  Be careful though…This project can get messy!

Things you will need:

  • Colored tissue paper
  • Decoupage glue (or a mix of equal parts school glue and water)
  • A foam paintbrush
  • A small flowerpot
  • Soil
  • Flower seeds

Step 1: Rip your tissue paper into small pieces.  Ripping it will help the pieces adhere to each other better.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of decoupage glue to the flowerpot.  Do this in small sections so it does not dry too quickly.

Step 3: Place a piece of tissue paper over the decoupage glue.  Press down lightly to avoid bubbles.

Step 4: Apply another thin layer of decoupage glue over the tissue paper.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 over the entire flowerpot.  You can make any design you want on it.  My design is a spring scene with grass, flowers, the sun and the sky.  There is no wrong way to decoupage and you can’t mess up!  When you are finished add a final coat of decoupage glue over everything to seal it off.

Step 6: Let the flowerpot dry completely.

Step 7: Carefully add the dirt and seeds to the flowerpot.  Be sure to plant the seeds according to the directions on the packet.

Congratulations!  You have made a pretty spring flowerpot that’s ready to grow your favorite flowers.  Be sure to set it in the sun and water the seeds regularly so that they can grow!  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Feel free to post your comments and pictures in the comments section.  Happy crafting!

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