We made pumpkin suncatchers in preschool

We made pumpkin suncatchers in preschool

Mrs. R’s kindergarten class made these terrific pumpkins which make wonderful suncatchers!

What you will need….

  • Plastic plate so the pumpkin can be easily removed from the plate after it dries.
  • Orange and black tissue paper
  • Watered down glue
  • Paint brushes

How the students made it…

The children began by coating a plastic plate with a layer of the watered down glue…

Then the children placed orange tissue paper squares on top of the glue. The teacher encouraged the children to cover their entire plate with the orange tissue paper…

The children cut their own tissue paper squares….

As they placed their tissue paper squares on the plate, they brushed a second coat of watered-down glue on top of the tissue paper.

They cut black tissue paper squares to add their own eyes, nose, and mouth as desired.

The key to this working is to brush plenty of watered-down glue on the tissue paper. This is also part of the fun for the children to do. Then set the plates aside to dry overnight…

Once the glue has hardened and dried, then the children can gently peel their pumpkins off of the plates to hang up.

I am linking this post to Red Ted Art’s Blog!


  • maggy, red ted art Posted October 20, 2010 1:05 pm

    Oh! How cute! I love happy Halloween Crafts!! And your sun catchers are just that!!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Much appreciated!!


  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted October 20, 2010 2:40 pm

    Thank you Maggy:)

  • stephanie a. Posted October 20, 2010 3:28 pm

    I can never have enough Halloween activities…it is hands down my favorite holiday in preschool!

  • V.Kerr Posted October 20, 2010 3:31 pm

    Really good idea to use the plastic, clear plate!

  • Christy Posted October 21, 2010 10:28 pm

    SO CUTE. We are making pumpkin suncatchers for my October story hour that I will be hosting, but they aren’t even close to being as cute as yours.

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted October 22, 2010 2:43 am

    I bet they will be adorable!!

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted October 22, 2010 2:45 am

    I spent my day outside today and the leaves were blowing everywhere – I just love this time of year too!

  • Deena Posted November 10, 2010 3:03 am

    You definitely rock! How wonderful to see all of your great ideas. The pictures are so nice. Thanks for all you do. I’ve taught for many years and now my daughter is beginning her early childhood education degree. She will be using your ideas and I will be using all of my ink and paper to print out as much as possible.

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted November 10, 2010 7:03 am

    Thank you so much Deena!

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