When it is September, and it is my turn to host our small homeschool co-op, and the hosting mom plans the craft for the day, what do you think I do? Plan an autumn craft, of course!
Besides the fact that it shouts autumn, this craft had a few other things going for it.
- It was inexpensive. Most of the supplies were things that I already had.
- It was pretty.
- It was flat. That is appealing if you have five children as my daughter does, and you do not always want to bring home five large things for which you have to find a home (or throw away in the dark of night while praying that Benjamin doesn't ask where his fill-in-the-blank is).
- It was simple. So simple that even the youngest sibling (Alaine, age 2) could make one.
The week before co-op, I gathered our supplies (black construction paper, colored tissue paper, and contact paper), downloaded the template, and began cutting. I cut out the black outlines and Bekah cut out the tissue paper pieces while we were watching old episodes of Murder, She Wrote. Easy, peasy.
On co-op day, all eight children made their leaf sun catchers (complete instructions and downloadable template ~here~), and took home some loveliness for their windows.
I think Bekah and I will make a few more, so we can hang a bunch!