Pieces of colored tissue paper
A piece of yarn
Start by cutting the middle out of the paper plate. You can use scissors or an x-acto knife.
Next, take strips of tape and tape across the middle of the plate where you just cut the inner circle from and completely cover the hole. This is where the tissue paper will go.
Now, show your child how to tear pieces of the colored tissue paper to stick on to the tape.
Finally, using a hole punch, make two holes at the top of the plate to thread the yarn through. Make a knot and you are ready to hang your suncatcher in the window!
If you do not have a hole punch, you can tape the yarn to the plate and form a loop to hang it.
Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:
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