I first saw these stained glass pasta sun catchers on a brilliant blog called Babble Dabble Do. It is such a brilliant idea – so vibrant and easy to do with young ones.

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You will need:

  • Lasagne sheets
  • Sharpies
  • Contact paper/sticky back plastic

Begin by breaking up the sheets of lasagne. This is fun for little ones to do, just watch out for flying bits of pasta. You want all different shapes and sizes.

Then colour in each piece a different colour. I would recommend doing this either outside or in a well-ventilated place, as the fumes from the Sharpies can be a little overpowering at times.

Cut a piece of contact paper (the type that you cover books in). I thought I had clear plastic, turns out it was slightly green! Oh well, it still worked.

Arrange your broken bits of pasta onto the contact plastic and press down to make sure they stick.

Finally turn it over and colour in the space between each bit.

This should dry really quickly, so you don’t have to wait around for it. When it is ready, all you need to do is find a window to stick it to using Blu-Tack.

Pin for later:

Make stained glass sun catchers with coloured in bits of pasta. A fun and colourful craft that is sure to brighten up any room. Kids craft.

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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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