Mother’s Day is just around the corner and Father’s Day isn’t much further behind. This handprint suncatcher craft is a great craft to make as a homemade gift for either occasion. And since it uses contact paper, even small toddlers can make one to give to their loved ones.

What You’ll Need:

• cardstock
• contact paper (You can buy a small roll of vinyl book cover at the dollar store, which works exactly like contact paper. That’s what we always use for contact paper crafts.)
• coloured transparencies, tissue paper or coloured cellophane
• scissors
• pencil


How To Make It:

To prep the craft you will first need to trace your child’s hands onto a piece of cardstock. Then cut out the hands. Next, place the cardstock cutout onto the sticky side of some contact paper. Cut the colored transparencies, tissue paper or colored cellophane into little strips. Or get your child to practice their scissor skills by encouraging them to cut the transparencies into strips.

A pile of brightly coloured strips of coloured transparancies sitting next to a piece of cardstock with two small hand prints cut out of it.

Since contact paper is sticky, no glue is needed for this craft. Just place the colored transparencies onto the contact paper until the hands are well covered.

A small hand placing strips of coloured transparency paper onto the sticky part of a contact-paper handprint.

Seal the suncatcher by putting another piece of contact paper over top. Then hang and enjoy!

Completed project hanging in a window, with a small hand pressing up against one of the handprints.

Isn’t it a pretty way to capture your child’s handprints?

Completed handprint suncatcher craft.