Chinese Lantern Sun Catcher

Jan 31, 2022 | Corner, DIY Crafts, DIY Holiday Crafts

My children love to make sun catchers. They are so quick and easy to set up and they are my go to craft if one of them asks to make something and I don’t want to think about it too much.

With Chinese New Year around the corner I set up a sweet Chinese lantern sun catcher activity for my 3 year old daughter yesterday.

Material needed to make a Chinese lantern sun catcher:
Paper
Scissors
Cellophane squares
Contact paper

How to make a Chinese lantern sun catcher:

First draw your Chinese lantern. I drew mine with a black Sharpie on a piece of white paper but it might be easier to draw on black paper and cut it out. Make sure you leave lots of spaces to fill with colour.

Chinese lantern

I cut pieces of red cellophane into small pieces and placed the Chinese lantern on a piece of contact paper.Chinese lantern activityMy daughter loves contact paper and when she wasn’t sticking her hands all over it she carefully placed pieces of cellophane into the gaps. When she had filled all the spaces we placed another piece of contact paper over it to seal it. Then I cut round the lantern to remove any extra pieces.

Chinese lantern activityWe love our Chinese lantern and have hung it up in the window. I think it’s calling out for some tassles so I’m going to have to look for some ribbons to add to the bottom.

Chinese lantern sun catcher

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