Ever since we started making suncatchers, we’ve been enjoying this beautiful craft. I think my friends and neighbors enjoy it too because they can see our decorated school room windows from the street. It brightens our school room during the day as the sunshine streams in through the windows, and it brightens our home from the outside at night as the light from our school room shines through the darkness as all our suncatchers, stars and butterflies, sparkle in the night sky. It’s so pretty at night, I have to remember to snap a pic.

For our butterfly unit, I modified our typical star suncatchers to make a monarch butterfly suncatcher. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out two identical butterflies so I could sandwich orange kite paper in between. I sprayed the butterfly cutout with black Distress Ink Spray and added white dots along the edge using white correction ink, but white acrylic paint would work just fine. Although I used a glue stick and later a wet glue, I found that 3M Spray Adhesive works best. In later projects I just used the spray adhesive. Just make sure you do it in a well protected, well ventilated area.

This project is part of our Butterflies and Caterpillars unit.

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