We made these beautiful butterfly sun catchers to catch the summer rays. My 4 year old loved meticulously gluing the tissue paper shapes onto the card stock outline. She’s into anything crafty, especially if she can do it herself!
To make homemade stained glass butterfly sun catchers, you just need scissors, card stock, glue, and different colored tissue paper. You can use our printable butterfly templates to print out butterfly shapes on card stock to create your pattern, and then use kids scissors to cut out the butterfly shapes on shimmery or colored card stock.
These butterfly tissue paper sun catchers are vibrantly colorful accents for decorating your windows this fall! And your kids will love that you’re displaying something they made themselves! I love looking at my window and seeing these colorful butterfly sun catchers. We even sent one as a gift for grandma!
What do you enjoy doing with your kids? Toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids can all benefit from the crafty ingenuity required to do creative kids’ projects. My daughter loves baking, gluing, coloring, and learning about color! We started her at young age with colorful pom poms. They were all over our house, but she learned her colors and practiced her fine motor skills. I’m excited to do crafts with all my kids and learn their favorite activities and talents as they get older.
Butterfly Sun Catcher Printable Template
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Sparkly Gel Pens
In addition to doing fun crafts, my girls also love coloring with gel pens! We had the chance to try out a really colorful set of 60 gel pens that glitter and non-glitter hues as well as multi-color marbled inks. These pens write smoothly without blotches or ink skips. I’ve already used them numerous times with coloring with my daughter. She loves all the color choices!
This Reaeon set of 60 Colored Gel Pens is a great buy! Each pen tube is clear so you can easily identify the color. The glitter hues glide on strong and shimmery without ink skips. The solid colors are bright, bold and jewel toned. The tops of these gel pens can be easily pulled off by a child and they snap back on to ensure the pen doesn’t dry out. This gel pen set also comes with refills for each pen! I use my gel pen set for taking notes, writing lists, drawing, doodling, and coloring in coloring books with my girls. I actually prefer they use pens to color rather than markers, since pens make much less of a mess if my girls decide to color outside of their coloring sheet. I’d definitely recommend this 60 Gel Pen set for any kids who love being creative.
Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.