Although the weather is starting to improve we are still getting the odd day when it’s over cast and gloomy. This craft is the perfect way to brighten up a room and although we did as an Easter craft it is a great one to do any time of the year with any theme. This is also a great craft for younger children to get involved in as it will help with their fine motor skills.

You will need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Card
  • Glue

1. Cut your card into A5 size and then in the middle of that cut out your shape; we did eggs and crosses (some other ideas for eater could be a bunny or flower).

2. What ever shape you do make sure you cut the tissue paper into stripes so that it will fit across the width or height of the whole. You don’t want the tissue paper to stop in the middle of the shape. For ours we chose mainly pastel colours to reflect the spring colours.

3. To stick the tissue in place glue around the outside of your shape and place the tissue paper across the hole. Try to make sure that each strip slightly overlaps the previous so that you don’t get any gaps when you turn in over.

This also make a great card idea if you fold an A4 paper in half and then cut out the shape on the front. To finish the card idea place a cut out of the same shape on the back to hide the scruffy parts of the tissue paper.

Nanny Anita's Easter Sun Catches

Nanny Anita’s Easter Sun Catches

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About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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