Who doesn’t love a pretty suncatcher on the window? These suncatcher mosaics for kids are about as colourful as a suncatcher can get and look gorgeous!
I love how this suncatcher idea is great for kids of all ages. The mosaics can be kept simple for young kids or be made more detailed and challinging for older and more able children.
These suncatcher mosaics for kids offer a fun way to explore pattern, design and colour mixing/overlay and can be as structured or as unstructured as you like. We’ve made our suncatcher mosaics into heart shapes but you could easily adapt the idea to other shapes to suit any topic area too.
Supplies To Make Suncatcher Mosaics For Kids
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How To Make Suncatcher Mosaics For Kids
Decide what shape you want your final suncatcher mosaic to be. We’ve made heart suncatchers in different sizes from about 4 inches to 12 inches high but you could do any shape or size you like.
Once you’ve decided on the final shape and size you want your suncatcher mosaic to be, you need to cut out two pieces of contact paper big enough to fit your design on with some overlap. Leave the contact paper in a square or rectangle shape for now, DON’T CUT OUT YOUR FINAL SHAPE YET!
Peel the backing off one piece of contact paper and fix your paper mosaic tiles onto the sticky surface.
Simple Mosaics For Young Kids:
Because we were making simple hearts using a random design of mosaic tiles the children just scattered the tiles all over the contact paper. This method is great for young children.
Detailed Mosaics For Older Kids:
If you are working with children who want to design a more detailed mosaic suncatcher it can be really useful to sketch the outline of the mosaic shape onto a piece of paper and place that under the contact paper as a guide to the area to work within or cut out the shape needed before they start.
Finally out the final shape of your suncatcher mosaic, whatever it may be. The advantage of cutting out the final shape at the very end is that kids don’t need to match the mosaic tiles exactly to the very edge of the design because the edges are trimmed last. This way the edges always look neat and the tiles go right to the outline giving a defined shape.
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