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Fall Tissue Paper Suncatchers Craft

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These fall tissue paper suncatchers are fun and easy fall crafts for kids. They’ll enjoy making a leaf, apple, acorn, and pumpkin!

Doing this project goes along perfectly with reading these fall picture books, too.

It’s a great fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten children, and simple enough for older children to create with minimal assistance.

You may also like these bat suncatchers and these turkey suncatchers!

Collage image of completed acorn, leaf, apple, and pumpkin tissue paper suncatchers. Text overlay in middle reads Fall Suncatchers Tissue Paper Craft.

Fall Suncatchers With Printable Template

Looking for cute fall decorations your kids can make? I love how easy it is to make these and they look so pretty as the sun shines through them in the window.

With the free printable craft templates, these fall tissue paper suncatchers are great low prep projects for kids to make at home or at school.

There are four different templates: leaf, apple, acorn, and pumpkin.

While making the leaf suncatcher, you can talk about the leaves changing color and even gather some up for leaf rubbings.

Finished multi-colored tissue paper leaf suncatcher craft hanging in sunny windown.

After creating an apple suncatcher, you can learn about the parts of an apple with our printable craft activity packet.

I love that the pumpkin suncatcher works as a fall or Halloween craft! It’s easy to turn it into a jack-o-lantern by adding a face with marker or black construction paper.

Fall Suncatchers Craft Supplies:

For more tissue paper crafts, check out this Easter Egg tissue paper suncatcher and our Tissue Paper Earth Day craft.

How to Make Fall Tissue Paper Suncatchers:

First you will need to download and print out our printable fall craft templates.

I recommend using regular printer paper for this project as the light will shine through it much easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.

Next you will need to cut various colors of tissue paper into small one inch squares. For a faster and easier project, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares!

Another option is to have younger children rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and have older children cut their own.

Two young white girls sitting across from each other at a table gluing tissue paper squares to the fall craft templates.

Then it is time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges. 

For the stems, you can either cover them with tissue paper or color them in with markers. These Crayola Super Tips markers worked perfectly.

Set the suncatchers aside to dry. (Great time to read a book together or go on a nature walk!)

Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.

Now you have pretty fall faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper. Hang them in the window and enjoy! Use these removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them.

Did you make this project with your kids or students? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of it, then join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

Close up of sun shining through tissue paper pumpkin suncatcher hanging in window.

More Fall Activities for Kids:

More Suncatcher Crafts:

Acorn suncatcher made with tissue paper on window.

Fall Tissue Paper Suncatchers

Yield: 4
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make these fun and easy fall suncatchers with tissue paper. Perfect craft for preschoolers and kindergartners!

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs (optional)

Instructions

  1. First download and print out our printable fall craft templates.
  2. I recommend using regular printer paper for this project as the light will shine through it much easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.
  3. Next you will need to cut various colors of tissue paper into small one inch squares. For a faster and easier project, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares!
  4. Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges. 
  5. For the stems, you can either cover them with tissue paper or color them in with fine tip markers.
  6. Set the suncatchers aside to dry. (Great time to read a book together or go on a nature walk!)
  7. Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.
  8. Now you have pretty fall faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper. Hang them in the window and enjoy!

Notes

Drying time will vary based on type and amount of glue used.

Did you make this project?

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