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Sun catchers from nature {inspired by Puffin Rock}

Sun catchers from nature

Do your children enjoy Puffin Rock? It’s narrated by Chris O’Dowd and stars 12 year old Kate McCafferty from Derry as the voice of Oona. Puffin Rock follows the funny adventures of a family of puffins who live on a beautiful Irish island. Oona, is a smart young puffling, eager to learn and explore. She shares her escapades on Puffin Rock, with her sweet little brother, Baba, and all their friends. The show is a charming mix of natural history facts, pre-school learnings, relationship dynamics and humour.

My 4 year old loves Puffin Rock so I’m really pleased the new series launched on Nick Jr. yesterday at 3:10pm. New episodes are repeated at 8am and 8pm the following day so there are plenty of chance to catch them! The episodes are not only entertaining but a great way to learn more about nature. To celebrate the new series, and carry on the learning opportunity, we were inspired to get outdoors and look for some crafty inspiration. This morning we went out for a walk and found lots of fallen leaves and petals we could use for a fun nature-inspired activity.

Sun catchers from nature

When we returned home we set out everything we needed to make sun catchers inspired by nature: paper plate, contact paper, scissors and our collection of leaves and petals.

Sun catchers from nature supplies

I cut out the middle of the paper plate and covered it with a piece of contact paper. Then my 4 year old got to work, filling it with all the things she had found outdoors.

Sun catchers from nature

When she had finished I hung it up in the window with some washi tape. It makes a really pretty seasonal sun catcher.

Sun catchers from nature

You can watch the trailer for the new series here:

I also have a lovely Puffin Rock activity sheet to share. Simply click on the image below and you will be able to print it out for your little ones. Don’t forget you can catch new episodes of Puffin Rock on Nick Jr. at 3.10pm every day!

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    June 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    That sun-catcher is gorgeous, I definitely want to make one with my niece next time she’s over.

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    Gingey Bites
    June 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    How pretty and what a lovely idea to do with children! I’m quite tempted to make me myself! Teehee

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