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Holly and berries winter sun catcher

Holly and berries winter sun catcher

My 6 year old has been off school for the past few days with chicken pox. He’s been quite poorly and Minecraft has been the only thing to cheer him up. To scrape him away from it we re-used our cellophane sweet wrappers to make this fun holly and berries winter sun catcher.

We used: white card, green and red cellophane pieces, contact paper, scissors

Holly and berries winter sun catcher

First I drew some holly leaves and berries on a sheet of card. Then I cut them out using my Swann-Morton scalpel. If I made this again I would only cut out the inside of the leaves, and cut them out at the end.

Holly and berries winter sun catcher template

Then I went around them with a black sharpie to make the edges thicker.

Holly and berries winter sun catcher

Then we placed our cut out leaves and berries on a sheet of contact paper. This was the sticky part which my 6 year old enjoyed. My son cut the sweet wrappers into small pieces and filled the cut outs – green for the leaves and red for the berries.

Holly and berries sun catcher

When he had finished I placed them on a piece of contact paper and cut round each one.

Holly and berries winter sun catcher

You can see we made quite a few. We though about making them into a wreath but for now have framed a few in my favourite double sided brass frame. They look so pretty on the windowsill with the sun coming through.

Holly and berries winter sun catcher

5 Comments

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    Rachel
    January 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    This is so cute and clever, I can image it makes some pretty designs on the floor x

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      jenny
      January 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      It does! We noticed the pretty colours it creates when the sun shines.

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    Kristina
    January 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I wanna have some on my windows!

    • Reply
      jenny
      January 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks, they are so lovely and colourful at this time of year.

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