Apple Fest 2012: Suncatchers

Welcome October’s Apple Harvest with this simple, beautiful craft.

Materials and Instructions for Apple Suncatchers

  • Clear contact paper
  • Autumn leaves
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Buckets

1. Collect colorful falling leaves from outside. Show your child how to catch them in their bucket as they float through the air.

2. Cut 2 symmetrical squares of contact paper. Peel the backing off of one of the squares and lay it flat on the table, sticky side up.

3. Place the leaves on the sticky contact paper. We placed brown leaves on the top of the contact paper (to create stems) and put the bright leaves underneath. We used fresh wintergreen leaves for the leaves of our apples.

4. Cut the contact paper into the shape of an apple (it helps to draw one on white paper first to use as a guide). Colin and Owen had a difficult time cutting through the leaves, so I did this part for them.

5. Reinforce any part that is not sticking with double-sided tape.

6. Tape the apples onto the windows of your home and enjoy the sun streaming in through the leaves.

(Colin wants me to tell you that his apple is the green one. He made it green because “sometimes apples are green too, which is good because it’s my favorite color.”)

4 thoughts on “Apple Fest 2012: Suncatchers

  1. Green is my favorite color too – so I Like Colin’s green apple. But I also love how maple leaves can have all the colors on them, so I also like the really colorful ones! Another great idea, from a fantastic Mom. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. These are super cute…I just “liked” you on FB, so I’m looking forward to not waiting for my friend Elizabeth to post your links on her FB!
    -Megan from

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