Today I’m sharing a template for kids to make their own mermaid suncatcher crafts. Gather up the list of supplies and follow my step by step tutorial to make your next magical suncatcher craft at home with your kids.
This easy DIY summer craft idea will provide your family with hours of fun as you work together to create a magical kid-friendly stained glass design for your home.
Our adorable mermaid template features the silhouette of a mermaid and allows your mermaid fans to create a rainbow suncatcher crafts design with ease.
Keep scrolling to find awesome ideas to put your new mermaid suncatcher craft to good use. Be sure to tell us in the comments how you decided to display yours!
Mermaid Suncatcher Craft for Kids
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Ideas to do with our Mermaid Suncatcher Craft:
1. Mermaid Themed Birthday Party Activity
Consider using this mermaid suncatcher craft as a birthday party activity. This is especially magical when your birthday party theme is based on oceans or mermaids.
With this mermaid craft suncatcher crafts idea, your guests and kids will spend their time enjoying the craft table you set outdoors for a summer birthday party activity idea.
2. Family Bonding and Memory Making
We all know that siblings have their moments of rivalry, this holds true even for siblings who tend to get along more often than not. If you’re looking for a way to get your children connected as siblings, then you may just want to use this mermaid craft suncatcher idea as a way to get your kids to work together.
Using crafts, such as suncatcher crafts, will give your kids a new way to work on sibling connections thus strengthening their bond as siblings.
3. Rainy Day Activities
When the summer season arrives you’ll notice that we’ll still have some rainy days. That’s why it’s important to have a few tricks up your sleeve to keep the kids busy.
This fun mermaid craft suncatcher for kids will give your kids some entertainment on a rainy day. Set your kids up with a table that has all of the mermaid craft suncatchers stained glass for kid’s supplies and let them enjoy having fun being creative.
These are just a few of my ideas of how I foresee you can use this mermaid craft suncatcher idea with your kids. The options are endless, and they’ll vary based on what you’re looking to accomplish when setting your preschooler up with this suncatcher crafts for kids project.
Have another idea we can feature? Be sure to tell us in the comments!
Mermaid Suncatcher Supplies Needed:
Mermaid Suncatcher Tutorial
First, gather up your supplies and print out your mermaid template.
Next, cut two sheets of contact paper and remove the backing from one of them. After you’ve done that, carefully lay it upside down (sticky part up) on top of your printed mermaid template.
The template is used as a guide. I would encourage taping your contact paper to a surface so your mermaid doesn’t move underneath it.
Then start laying your cut out tissue paper. We decided on long half inch strips of purple, teal and blue tissue paper, but you can get as creative as you want. You can even have a rainbow mermaid!
Try not to overload the outer layer with tissue paper though. You’ll want to still see the mermaid’s outline under your tissue paper.
Then peel off the other piece of contact paper. Carefully lay it on top of your mermaid suncatcher (sticky side down this time). It is okay if the pieces don’t match up exactly. You will be cutting the edges in the following steps.
Once your second layer of contact paper is on, take your large sharpie and trace the mermaid. Aren’t you glad you can still see it?
Now it is time to cut out your mermaid suncatcher. If you have younger kids, you’ll want to take ownership of this step.
Then finally display your new unicorn suncatcher proudly on the window of your choice!
However you enjoy this mermaid craft for kids as a birthday party idea, or a simple stained glass style project at home with kids, I’m confident you’ll enjoy every minute of this awesome project!