Last year EC, YC and I spent a very pleasant afternoon making some autumn sun catchers. YC enjoyed it so much she asked the other day if we could do it again. As we had a free afternoon I set it all up for after doing her spellings. I find that having things like this set up near to the where we do homework really helps speed that process up.

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You will need:

  • Filter paper
  • Felt tip pens
  • Spray bottle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

I highly recommend that you cover your table with a cloth so that you don’t spoil it. This craft can get rather messy.

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First colour in the filter paper. YC and I tried to keep to the Halloween spirit by sticking to reds, purples, oranges and blacks.

YC may have gone slightly over the top with the water.

YC may have gone slightly over the top with the water.

When you have finished, spray the paper with water and watch all the colours begin to run. The pens YC and I used were great at separating out into all the colours that they were made up off. However, some pens don’t work so well. I have found that Crayola pens don’t have such a brilliant effect.

I honestly thing that YC would have done this all night, but we did need to pack up for supper. At one point she flatly refused so I promised her we would finish it the next day.

Once the paper has dried, draw on your ghost and cut it out.

Finally stick them up on a window to create your ghostly Halloween scene.

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While YC was drawing on her filter paper she created a very eerie effect by just drawing lines. It looked like bolts of ethereal lightening. I really loved how this looked so tried it myself on a few of the bits of filter paper.

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Ghoulish Ghost Sun Catchers. Halloween Craft.

 

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Nanny Anita
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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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