Tissue Paper & Contact Paper Suncatchers {IYSK}

tissue paper craft

Hey, howdy, hey! It’s the 2nd Friday of the month which means it’s Impress Your *Sponsored* Kids time! We take this day each month to write our sponsored kids (we have two from Compassion and one from World Vision) and make a fun flat craft to send along as well.

This month, I wanted to make flowers. You know, April showers bring May flowers? I saw these cute tissue-paper-contact-paper flowers on Pinterest & pinned it to my Flat Crafts For Sponsored Kids Board. The original post turned these flowers into a beautiful bouquet. I thought with some bright paper they’d make cute and easy suncatchers. Alas, as I tried to cut them into flower shapes, I just could NOT do it!

easy craft sponsored kids

See?! That flower looks like a bear!

Let’s step away from those and get ready to make some CUTE suncatchers!

All you need is a roll of clear Contact Paperand some leftover tissue paper (I save it at every birthday party!).

Then, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Cut out a big piece of clear contact paper and lay it down sticky side up.

2. Cut (or rip) bunch of tiny squares of tissue paper. Mine are about 1/2-1 inch but you could do any size. Let the kids stick on the contact paper!

3. Slap on another piece of contact paper, press tightly and you’re done. Easy peasy!

tissue paper contact paper

Now you can make shapes. I like the heart best. And the cross looks pretty good, too. And yes, I finally eked out a decent flower. 🙂

Then, I punched a hole in the top and strung a little yarn through the top. And hopefully our sweet kiddos can find a place to hang them and see something pretty in their home!

Now it’s your turn to impress your sponsored kids:

CHALLENGE: Make these suncatchers for your sponsored kids! If you do, let me know by leaving a comment here or updating on our Facebook page. Let’s spur each other on and make our sponsored kids super happy!

NON-CRAFTY CHALLENGE: If you don’t have time or resources to make these suncatchers, grab some fun local postcards and send those with your letter. We’ve been collecting postcards on our Summer O’Fun {is that title too weird?} so our sponsored kids can see what we’ve seen! You can also find local city or state postcards at WalMart and some Hallmarks!

Who’s writing their sponsored child today?

bible craft

Don’t sponsor a child yet? Look at these faces and sponsor one today with Compassion International or World Vision!

Linked to TidyMom, Amy’s Finer Things and I Can Teach My Child.


  1. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Love this idea… inspired me to start a pin board of ideas for our sponsored child! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  3. These are great. So much fun!

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