Sunday, 10 July 2016

Flower Suncatcher Craft

A quiet walk in the sunshine inspired this beautiful nature craft. After going outside to pick some flowers we returned home to make a real flower suncatcher. This simple craft is perfect for toddlers or preschoolers to make independently and it works on those all important fine motor skills.

How to make a flower suncatcher.  A simple nature craft using real flowers.  A perfect summer or spring activity for toddlers and preschoolers
Are you looking for more summer craft ideas? Take a look at our nature paintbrushesbubble snake and water pistol painting.





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  • Paper plates
  • Sticky backed plastic/ contact paper
  • Flowers


How to make a real flower suncatcher


Daisy loves nature and will spend hours walking along and pointing out things of interest.  She was really excited when I gave her a bag to collect flowers in and happily began picking flowers to put in her bag. On our walk through the park we mainly found daisies and a few buttercups, but any flowers would work well for this craft.

real flower suncatcher craft for toddlers and preschoolers

On our return to the house I cut out the centre of a paper plate and gave daisy some crayons to add some patterns around the edge. I took a crayon myself to show her what to do and she copied what I was doing with her own crayon. Whilst daisy was colouring I cut a piece of sticky backed plastic (contact paper) into a circle. I made it slightly bigger than the hole  and stuck it to the back of the paper plate.

Daisy took her flowers out of her bag and I showed her how to stick them onto the sticky backed plastic.  Once I had shown her what to do she didn't want any help and was very happy independently creating her design.

How to make a flower suncatcher.  A simple nature craft using real flowers.  A perfect summer or spring activity for toddlers and preschoolers

When Daisy had finished her design I added a second circle of sticky backed plastic on top of the flowers to keep them in place and stuck the suncatcher onto the window. 

Real flower suncatcher craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A simple summer nature activity for kids that works on those all important fine motor skills.

Daisy was really proud of her artwork and enjoyed pointing at it saying 'look'.

Older children may enjoy making patterns using flower petals like we did in our flower petal suncatcher craft we made last year.


Daisy: age 23 months

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1 comment:

  1. A beautiful suncatcher - I love the idea of kids exploring nature and using natural materials in their art. What better way to get them looking closely at and exploring the world around them.

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