Spending time with my kids is all I ever want on Mother’s Day but the little ones take pride in making something special that’s from them to give to me or grannie. So with two weeks to go until Mother’s Day we thought that it would be fun to give you a simple, inexpensive craft idea that allows you to spend time with the kiddos and them to create something amazing!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Frame with flex tabs
NOTE: Size of frame depends on how big or small you want your sun catcher to be. If you would like to hang it from a suction cup on the window, I’d go with a frame no bigger than 6x8. Larger frames can be leaned up against a window.
Ask your framer to cut 2 panes of glass that fit inside your frame.
Send the kids out to the garden or go to your local store for flowers and greenery.
NOTE: Choose flowers that you know will dry well (usually tiny petals) and that are on the thinner side.
1. Start off by cleaning your panes of glass really well. I like to use a 2-part vinegar, 1-part water combo and paper towel to ensure a streak-free shine!
2. Turn the frame face down on your work surface and put 1 pane of glass inside.
3. Let the kids break off bits of flowers and leaves or cut some off for them to create an arrangement on the pane of glass that’s inside the frame. They really can’t go wrong with where the place their flowers and leaves!
4. When they’re finished, gently lower the second pane of glass on top of their masterpiece and push down the flex tabs to hold it all together. Hang on the window using a suction cup or lean in front of a window to let the sun catch all the beautiful colours!
That’s it! The sun makes the flowers and greenery look amazing bringing life into any room and best of all you got to spend time with the kids!
Shhhh this one’s for grannie….
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Happy Mother’s Day!