Cheap and Easy Light Catchers

I’m on an economy drive, but we love doing crafty things in this house and whats more, I’ve had two additional little ones to keep occupied recently. I’m a bit sick of making endless reams of wrapping paper and cards and robots and so on. So, the other morning I had some sort of genius moment and we made some really easy light catchers. Funnily enough, the same moment happened to my lovely friend and former colleague half way around the world in Perth Australia as she made some too!

Necessity is the mother of all invention and so instead of using OHP paper, I used clingfilm, but you could use an old freezer bag equally as well if you use up a bit more sticky tape to attach it to the frame.

  • Basically make a frame out of cardboard by cutting strips of it and sticky taping them together
  • Then wrap some clingfilm tightly around the frame
  • Cut out some tissue paper shapes (or use sweet wrappers)
  • Give all these components to your children along with some PVA glue.

This will equal at least twenty minutes of quiet fun, some interesting designs and something to give away to the grandparents as a little unusual gift.

My kids efforts feature in the image above, however Garden Girl made a very impressive flower design. I reckon that the bigger you make them the better, just think; you could make roman mosaic designs, Monet’s waterlilies or even spooky faces.


2 Responses

  1. H 8th June 2010 / 7:55 pm

    i love them! <br />there&#39;s nowt as fun as making stuff x

  2. TheMadHouse 9th June 2010 / 11:11 am

    These are dead cool, I have some contact paper, so will be making them with the boys – thanks Mrs

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