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With the kids at home this summer, we like to do projects that celebrate the season with materials we can source at home. Summer is all about SUN! We love exploring the qualities of light, and this DIY suncatcher made from an upcycled clothes hanger is simple, colorful, and radiant.

What you'll need:

*A wire hanger

*wax paper or upcycled clear vinyl



*multi colored tissue papers and/or cellophane



1. Bend your wire into your desired shape.

2. Cut your wax paper or vinyl to the size of the hanger form.

3. Wrap pieces of tape around the wax paper/vinyl and wire to connect. We found that breaking off small pieces of tape and wrapping one by one was the best method.

4. Cut your tissue paper and/or cellophane into desired shapes and paste onto the wax paper/vinyl

5. Keep arranging and pasting your shapes, noticing how the colors change where they overlap. Fill the entire composition with colors!

6. Let dry and then hang in a sunny window. Notice how radiant your colors become when the light passes through.

Lacey Buccellato is owner of Oh! Canary, an art studio in South Orange. It offers joyful art experiences for ages 1 and up with classes, art kits, playgroups, camps, workshops, and parties where children engage with diverse materials that inspire imagination, celebrate play, and promote artistic development.

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