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Rainbow Suncatcher



If you are anything like me you save anything and everything, knowing that one day it may come in useful. Today my collection of sweetie wrappers that I get everyone to save for me during the festive period came in very useful!
We set about creating a Rainbow suncatcher. I had a picture up of of Rainbow so we could select the colours we would need. Using scissors I then cut them pieces of colourful cellophane into smaller pieces.
To make a Rainbow Suncatcher like ours you will need:
- A selection of coloured cellophane
- Laminating pouch/Sticky Backed Plastic
- Laminating Machine (if using pouches)
- Sticky tape to stick up on the window
Once the cellophane was cut into piece it was time to start making a rainbow. I began by starting with the first colour at the bottom which was pink. 
Little N was able to follow the rounded rainbow shape as she added the colours above. Although I left the rainbow picture up I didn't encourage her to follow the spectrum. I just let her add as she pleased. She enjoyed looking at the picture for reference and sprinkled the cellophane down into the pouch.
 
Once the Rainbow was finished I tweaked the odd piece here and there, as I scooped it up off the table and popped it into the laminator. Sticky backed plastic will hold the cellophane in place, which is great for younger children in particular. Laminating pouches although they create a beautiful effect, you do have to limit sudden movements as they do move pretty easily. 
Little N loved watching the pouch appear from the other end of the laminator. Once it had cooled I attached some sticky tape and stuck it up onto the window. It has been the most beautiful sunny day today so it looked great against the bright blue sky!
We do enjoy our rainbows here at Learning and Exploring Through Play. Did you see the Frozen Rainbow we created using waterbeads? It was a fun sensory activity that we explored outside in the garden.
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