Paper Towel Snowman Suncatcher

I know that it’s almost Easter but it’s technically still winter, and I guess some areas even still have snow. So, plenty of time for sneaking in one final snowman activity for this winter: A super quick and simple Paper Towel Snowman Suncatcher!

 

Winter Crafts for Kids: Super simple snowman suncatcher from a paper towel and construction paper!

(E was 4 years and 4 months old.)

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Materials for a Paper Towel Snowman Suncatcher:

  • Decorated paper towel. {The one I used for this suncatcher had been used to soak up extra paint from our Coffee Filter Hearts activity, so the colors were a bit more muted. I made a similar suncatcher here and used a paper towel E had previously decorated with very vibrant liquid watercolors.}
  • Construction paper.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Sticky tape.

 

 

 

Similar to the story behind the Paper Towel Stained Glass Heart, I had some construction paper with shapes cut out of it and a paper towel with some pretty colors on it. But this time, I saved these items for a while, knowing I wanted to turn them into a snowman suncatcher but not really getting around to it for a few weeks.

The wait does not correlate with the difficulty of this project, though – it’s really really simple.

First, I checked the left-over construction paper from our Resist Art Snowmen against the paper towel to find the best positioning.

 

Winter Crafts for Kids: Super simple snowman suncatcher from a paper towel and construction paper!

 

Because of the little snowman that took up some space on the side of the bigger snowman that I’d earmarked for this suncatcher, I cut just outside the edge and ended up with a fairly narrow frame.

 

Winter Crafts for Kids: Super simple snowman suncatcher from a paper towel and construction paper!

 

I roughly cut out the paper towel and put glue all over the construction paper frame – this time, I succeeded in not using too much. I actually had to add a tiny bit in a few spots after I’d positioned the paper towel.

 

Winter Crafts for Kids: Super simple snowman suncatcher from a paper towel and construction paper!

 

After I’d placed the paper towel in the glue and made sure it was smooth, I finished the craft by trimming the edges of the paper towel to hide them when looking at the snowman from the front.

 

Winter Crafts for Kids: Super simple snowman suncatcher from a paper towel and construction paper!

 

Here it is, hanging in the window with the help of some sticky tape.

 

Winter Crafts for Kids: Super simple snowman suncatcher from a paper towel and construction paper!

 

Easy peasy, and I love how the muted colors almost glow with the light shining through.

 

Have you tried making a suncatcher with a paper towel? Or a snowman suncatcher? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!

 

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