Try this easy and fun Pumpkin Suncatcher for a perfect fall preschool craft. Learn how to make fall suncatchers with leaves, flowers and autumn nature.
How to Make Fall Suncatchers
If you are looking for a super easy fall preschool craft then this one is for you! It requires minimal supplies as well as minimal prep for teacher/mama!
- Clear Contact Paper
- Orange Construction Paper
- Brown Construction Paper
- Green Construction Paper
- Leaves, flowers grass etc.
- To get started you’ll want to free hand a pumpkin on your orange construction paper. This is where you have freedom to make a large pumpkin, medium size or small pumpkin. We went with medium size so I could get two pumpkins out of one sheet of construction paper.
- Cut out your pumpkin, then cut out the inside of the pumpkin…so you’ll see the width of my pumpkin is about 1/3″ wide.
- Next cut out a green leaf and a brown stem.
This is literally the only prep you’ll have!
- Have your preschooler glue the leaf and stem to their pumpkin. This can be drying as you go onto the part of this fall preschool craft.
- Go outside on a gorgeous fall day with your preschooler/s and have them all collect nature items to add to their preschool pumpkin suncatcher. (encourage flat pieces of nature!) This will probably be the highlight of the craft for them, as I know it was for mine. We definitely took our time to discuss the color of the flowers, if the items were small, if the nature item was flat etc. Take time to discuss this nature (hint of science to this activity) with your preschooler.
- Cut a large enough square of contact paper for each pumpkin. I taped the four corners of the contact paper to our table so it didn’t wiggle on the kids.
- Preschoolers can place the pumpkin (cut out) onto the contact paper
- Next let them place their nature items inside the pumpkin, pressing them onto the contact paper.
- When they are finished take another piece of contact paper and place on top – press and seal very firmly.
- Cut out around the pumpkin
- Hang on a window!
You can really run with this simple idea and make some great suncatchers and fantastic fun and learning did a bit more of a stained glass looking pumpkin suncatcher with tissue paper!
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