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Tissue Paper Suncatcher

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Tissue Paper Suncatcher - Materials - Step 1 - Step 2 - Step 3 - Step 4

Gather Materials

Paper plate
Pieces of colored tissue paper
Tape
Hole punch
A piece of yarn

Tissue Paper Suncatcher - Step 1

Step 1

Start by cutting the middle out of the paper plate. You can use scissors or an x-acto knife.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher - Step 2

Step 2

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.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher - Step 3

Step 3

Now, show your child how to tear pieces of the colored tissue paper to stick on to the tape.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher - Step 4a
Tissue Paper Suncatcher - Step 4b

Step 4

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.

CDC Milestones

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:

Infants
1-year-old
  • Shows fear in some situations
  • Puts things in a container, takes things out of a container
  • Looks at the right picture or thing when it’s named
Toddlers
18-months-old
  • Explores alone but with parent close by
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures
  • Drinks from a cup
Preschoolers
2-years-old
  • Shows more and more independence
  • Knows names of familiar people and body parts
  • Might use one hand more than the other

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