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Umbrella Suncatchers

A cut-and-color craft to welcome spring!

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Encourage your kids to “think spring” and use their cut-and-color skills to decorate a window to welcome the season.
Umbrella Suncatchers
What You'll Need
  • Coffee filter
  • Washable markers
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Washable glue stick
  • Window crayons
What to Do
  1. Fold a coffee filter in half. Cut on the fold line, creating two umbrella shapes.
  2. Decorate each umbrella with washable markers.
  3. Spray the umbrellas with water to blend the colors. Allow the umbrellas to dry completely.
  4. Use a washable glue stick to adhere the umbrellas to a window. Use a window crayon to draw an umbrella handle and some raindrops.
  5. Watch the sun shine through your creation.
Extend the Fun

For younger kids:  Teach the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Make Sunny-Day Suncatchers: Instead of cutting the coffee filters in half, leave them intact to make giant flowers. Color and spray them the same way, to decorate a window. Talk about weather; make a list of favorite things to do when the weather is sunny, and when the weather is stormy.

For older kids: Make a Suncatcher Solar System, using coffee filters as the planets. Cut to size, decorate, and glue them to a mirror or window in the proper order. Use window crayons to identify each planet.