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Clangers sun catchers

At the moment my guilty pleasure seems to be watching episodes of the Clangers. I find it strangely relaxing and super easy to sit and watch with my children. They seem to enjoy it as much as me and have been asking me to find pictures for them to colour.

Today we went one step further and made our own Tiny Clanger and Soup-Dragon sun catchers which we wanted to share.

Clangers sun catchers - the gingerbread house

We were inspired by this Supersoft Clangers plush toy. Little Sis received the Tiny character which is very realistic  and detailed (RRP £5.99)

Clangers Tiny plush

Clangers sun catchers

I found a couple of Clangers colouring pictures online and used them as a basis to make sun catchers. I traced around them onto a sheet of white paper and cut out the inside. Then placed it onto a sheet of contact paper. Meanwhile my 5 year had cut cellophane sheets into small pieces.

Clangers sun catchers

Then he sat down to make the sun catchers, using mainly pinks for Tiny and green for the Soup-Dragon.

Clangers sun catchersWhen he had finished I covered over the cellophane pieces with more contact paper and we trimmed around the edge.

Soup Dragon Clanger craftThe Clangers aren’t the easiest shape to make a sun catcher from but I think they are pretty recognisable.

Tiny Clanger kids craft

Big Brother received a Clangers Collectable Figures pack containing Mother and Tiny and he’s been busy making a planet play scene for them. I’ll be sharing more about this in a week or two.


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    July 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    These are so wonderful! What an original idea. I was only recently introduced to the Clangers by my boyfriend (we were swapping childhood memories), and I can tell that he’d be super jealous of these sun catchers. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    mummy m's memories
    July 30, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    We are not clanger fans in the M house, to be honest I had not heard of them before. The sun catchers do look like a fun activity though.

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    Let kids be kids
    August 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Sun catchers are lovely to make and making a character of children love is a great idea. They look fab.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    August 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I’ve never heard of them before, but this is such a fun idea. They look great. Thanks for linking up with Parenting Pin It Party x

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    August 18, 2015 at 7:38 am

    […] well as the Supersoft Clangers plush toys you can also buy Clangers Collectable Figures. We have a couple of packs, one containing Mother and […]

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