Fourth of July Crafts: Tissue Paper Flag Suncatcher post is sponsored on behalf of Dollar Tree. All thoughts and experiences are my own. All materials can be found at Dollar Tree!
Fourth of July Crafts: Tissue Paper Flag Suncatcher
I have a bit of a soft spot for all things red, white, and blue so the Fourth of July is a fun time for me. Since W is getting more and more into being creative with arts and crafts, I want to encourage him. He also loves displaying his work around the house. I like to offer him tons of opportunities to get creative but I also like for things to be affordable. Craft supplies can be expensive.
Dollar Tree has been the source of many craft supplies for us. And recently I picked up a roll of clear shelf liner and I just knew we had to make a suncatcher! I’ve been wanting to make one with him for quite a while. All we had to add were some packs of tissue paper. For just a few dollars we were able to make this suncatcher and have lots of supplies left over for more projects!
What you need:
- Clear shelf liner (sticky back)
- Red, white, and blue tissue paper
- Sheet of blank white paper (optional)
What you do:
- Cut rectangular piece of clear shelf liner (I used a sheet of paper to measure 8.5″ x 11″).
- Cut red, white, and blue tissue paper into small squares.
- If working with younger children, I recommend using a plain sheet of white paper and drawing a bit of a template that they can see through the shelf liner. You can just outline where the blue goes or even sketch out some general stripes.
- Peel backing off shelf liner and lay on table with sticky side up.
- Create stars area of the flag by laying blue tissue paper squares in upper left corner. Leave a small edge of shelf liner visible on the edge so you will be able to stick it to another piece.
- Starting with a red stripe at the top of the flag (leaving an edge of shelf liner), alternate red and white stripes until you reach the bottom of the piece of shelf liner (leave an edge on all four sides).
- Cut a second piece of clear shelf liner. I recommend cutting it a bit larger than your first piece. It makes it easier to stick and you can trim at the end.
- Peel backing off second piece of shelf liner and lay on top of tissue paper. Try to smooth out the liner as you go because it’s difficult to reposition once it sticks to the tissue paper.
- Trim off any extra edges of shelf liner, leaving a think edge to keep it sealed.
- Display and celebrate!
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July with your kids?