The girls had some quick fun, this morning, coloring in sun catchers for our windows, and tree.
They were very simply made by placing cookie cutters on wax paper, and then filling them with glue.
We weren't sure which way we were going with the craft, when we started, so we added a few sparkles, just for fun (we might have gotten a little carried away with the glitter on the tree). Anyway, once they dried, which took several days...
...I flipped them over, and pushed them out of the cutters...
...and the girls colored them.
Then, I used a needle to poke a hole, or in the case of the ones for the windows - holes, through for a hook, or string, and we hung them.
The sun wasn't fully out yet, when I took the pictures this morning, so you can't see how pretty they look with light coming through them, but they turned out pretty nice.
The girls really enjoyed coloring them. We just used regular, washable markers, and it doesn't rub off. Potentially this method could be used to make color-your-own sun catchers for any time of year, depending on the cookie cutters you use.
One tip, if your cookie cutters aren't straight, glue might escape out around the bottom. But, if you press the cutter down, as the glue dries, the bits on the outside, will break away separately, when you push out the shape.
And, while a thick layer of glue takes longer to dry, it makes for a sturdier sun catcher, that won't twist, or roll up on itself.
It's great to be a homeschooler.