Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft

 

N has just started doing crafts! The first one he did last month was a Pumpkin Suncatcher. He did really well with it and was super proud of himself, so I figured we’d do something similar again. This time, we made an Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft!

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

(N was 1 year and 2 months old.)

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Materials for Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft

  • Contact paper.
  • Pieces of tissue paper and/or napkins. {Check the Pumpkin Suncatcher post if you want to know how I used a napkin instead of tissue paper. For the apple suncatcher, I just used one color of tissue paper, but I think it might have been even cuter with two colors.}
  • Black construction paper.
  • Duct tape.
  • Scissors.
  • Box to hold the tissue paper (optional).

 

I drew an apple shape on black construction paper freehand, cut it out and then cut out the middle to make a frame for the suncatcher. You can use a template if you prefer, although I think that if I can do it, anyone can ๐Ÿ˜‰

I taped a piece of contact paper sticky side up to N’s high chair tray with duct tape – lots of duct tape ๐Ÿ˜‰ He hardly messed with it last time, but I wanted to be sure he didn’t pull it off. He ended up testing it a little more this time but didn’t get serious about trying to take it off.

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

N started placing tissue paper on the contact paper right away, really exploring the edges this time.

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

He even tested if the duct tape was sticky – this side of it wasn’t ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

He placed a few more bits of tissue paper

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

but was overall more interested in pulling tissue paper off the contact paper

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

and slamming his hand down on top of his craft.

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

But that’s the good thing about tissue paper suncatchers – it still turns out cute, even if your toddler has the attention span of … well, a toddler ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

The apple suncatcher hangs right next to the pumpkin suncatcher. N is super proud and still {after 2 weeks} points, smiles, and babbles at them every few days ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Apple Suncatcher Toddler Craft: super simple and cute, no matter the attention span!

 

Which of the two contact paper suncatcher crafts do you prefer? Which color(s) would you have picked for the apple? Leave a comment below!

 

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Other apple themed activities:

Apple Printing

Letter A Maze

Apple Suncatchers (with melted beads!) from Fireflies and Mud Pies

10 Apple Activities from Gift of Curiosity

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