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Year of the Sheep sun catcher decoration

YEAR OF THE SHEEP craft for kids

My 3 year old loves to make sun catchers as much as I do. This afternoon she said she wanted to make another sun catcher so I whipped out a ready make kit I had bought from Yellow Moon (my sons’ school receives a small amount of money on any purchases I make). I love ready make craft kits and I adapted this one slightly to make it easier for her.

Materials for a Year of the Sheep sun catcher decoration:
Year of the Sheep stained glass kit
Contact paper

How to make a Year of the Sheep sun catcher decoration:

We placed the cut out sheep on a piece of contact paper and I snipped the cellophane sheets into small pieces.

Year of the Sheep sun catcher decoration

My daughter played around with the coloured pieces, scrunching them up and placing them over the gaps until there were no spaces left. She did this with the two different cut outs.

Year of the Sheep sun catcher decorationThen I sealed the other side of the sheep with more contact paper and trimmed around the edges.

Year of the Sheep sun catcher decorationThis was a cute craft pack which contained two different designs. There are plenty left for my 4 year to make too!

Check out my Chinese New Year  craft board on Pinterest for more inspiration:

Follow Jenny Makes’s board Chinese New Year crafts for kids on Pinterest.


  • Reply
    mummy m's memories
    January 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I get the emails from yellow moon, but not actually ordered from them. These look super cute and easy too. Will have another look at their crafts I think.

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    Lilinha Espindula
    January 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Such a lovely sun catcher, I will check out the other ideas on Pinterest x

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    lisa prince
    January 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Oh thank you for sharing this. I think this is a great idea, my son would like to make these x

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