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Queen’s 90th birthday sun catcher craft

Queen's 90th birthday craft

We’re really enjoying crafting around the theme of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Both of the children are taking part in special tea parties at school this week and getting dressed up in red, white and blue clothes.

We’ve carried on the fun at home with this special Queen’s 90th birthday sun catcher craft which we’re sharing today.

Queen’s 90th birthday sun catcher craft

We love sun catcher crafts as they are so quick and easy. We used a blank template of the Queen from iChild.co.uk, you need to create a free account to download it. Both children went over the outline with a felt pen, then cut out the middle.

Queen's 90th birthday sun catcher craft

We decided to fill our sun catchers with red and blue pieces of cellophane – they would have been red, white and blue but we didn’t have any white so just left blank spaces. My 6 year old cut the cellophane into small pieces whilst I covered one side of their cut outs with contact paper.

Queen's 90th birthday craft

Then they got to work placing the pieces of cellophane where they wanted them.

Queen's 90th birthday craft

When they were happy with their royal sun catchers, I covered the other side with more contact paper. They’re already hung up on our back door, ready for the sun and more Royal celebrations.

Queen's 90th birthday craft

You may be interested in some of our other crafts celebrating the Queen and Royal family:

A cake fit for the Queen’s 90th birthday

Hand print crown craft for kids

Mini cardboard tube crowns

Queen’s gold state coach paper plate craft

A portrait of the Queen

Royal Wedding crafty cress heads

7 Comments

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    Claire
    May 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    What a sweet idea! As a teacher I love seeing crafts that have clearly been done by, and enjoyed by, children!

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      jenny
      May 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks, sun catchers are always appealing to my children, whatever the occasion.

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    Katie Jane
    May 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea. I absolutely love the royal family!

    Katie x

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      jenny
      May 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Me too, such a great reason to craft too!

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    Let kids be kids
    May 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Love sun catchers. That’s a great theme.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    May 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Interesting theme. I did a sun catcher with my boy with flowers last year. It was great. I still need to blog about it though. haha #LetKidsBeKids

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    The Queen's 90th birthday (craft activities for kids) - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk
    May 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    […] The age appropriate Queen-themed educational activities cover all sorts from make your own party hats craft; bunting, paper chains, and birthday banners;  make a crown craft; make your own Union Jack lanterns craft and colouring in sheets. We’ve already used the make your own Union Jack cake toppers and the template of the Queen to make some special Queen Elizabeth sun catchers. […]

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