Simple kids crafts are my favorite! Not only are they easy to set up, but then kids can make them again and again on their own.
These glitter pumpkin sun catchers are so fun that your kids or students will want to create their own sparkly pumpkin patch for your windows!
One of our favorite Halloween books is The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin (affiliate link) by Joe Troiano. It’s a sweet story about how one pumpkin’s differences ending up saving the day. Kids and grown ups will love the message about how “you can’t judge a book, or a pumpkin…by its cover.”
At the end of the story the pumpkins in Spookley’s pumpkin patch come in every shape, size and color so we decided to make our pumpkin suncatchers the same way!
How to Make Contact Paper Suncatchers
- clear contact paper
- permanent marker
- tissue paper
The kids drew pumpkin outlines and faces on the non-sticky side of the contact paper. Then we peeled off the back of the paper and added some glitter and small pieces of tissue paper.
When the kids were ready we stuck more contact paper to the back of the pumpkins, cut them out, and taped them to our dining room windows.
The kids made pumpkins in different colors and shapes like in the story and they look so lovely in the sunlight. The photos don’t do them justice so you’ll just have to try some for yourself!
This post is part of a Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop. Make sure to check out the other Halloween book based activities!
LalyMom- Five Little Pumpkins- Clothespin Activity
Mama Smiles- Where is Baby’s Pumpkin?- Felt Board Activity and Coloring Pages
One Time Through- Magic School Bus: Haunted Museum- Spooky Sound Experiments
Planet Smarty Pants- The Picky Little Witch- Halloween Cupcakes
Study at Home Mama- 10 Halloween Books and 50 Activities
Don’t forget to check out the Halloween Read and Play Pinterest Board which features ALL these great activities!