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Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations

Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations

Don’t shout at me or leave rude comments but we’ve started our Halloween crafting. I know it’s early but we thought we’d make a head start. The weather can’t seem to make its mind up what season it is which doesn’t help. One day we’re wearing winter woolies and the next we’re back in our sandals and shorts.

Autumn is my favourite season and we’ve been planning Apple Days and our Autumn fairy garden. Therefore it seemed pretty natural to make some Autumnal sun catcher decorations. My 5 year old was asking when we would be able to buy our annual pumpkin and this inspired our pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations.

Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations:

We love to make sun catchers so have a plentiful supply of cellophane, card and contact paper to make them. Our pumpkin and gourd sun catchers were made with a simple pumpkin and gourd shape on a piece of card which my 5 year old cut out.

Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations

I covered the front with contact paper then turned it over and he covered it with pieces of cellophane which he cut up.

Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations

My 3 year old enjoyed learning about gourds too. She needed a little more help cutting the strips of cellophane into small pieces and enjoyed scrunching them between her fingers to give them some texture.

Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations

This is a lovely simple craft for celebrating Autumn and has definitely added a splash of colour to our living room.

Pumpkin and gourd sun catcher decorations



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    Let kids be kids
    September 15, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I love sun catchers, they’re so pretty and these autumnal ones are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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    September 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Very artful autumn decorations, lovely! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
    Can’t really think about fall around here, today i think it was almost 40C!

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    Pumpkin Crafts For Preschoolers
    January 27, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    […] Suncatchers are a fun way to dress up any window for all of the holidays and seasons. These feature pumpkins and their cousin the gourd. This is a fantastic preschool craft! […]

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