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Shark Silhouette Sun Catcher Craft

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I found these amazing magnifying sheets at Dollar Tree a couple years ago, and I just can’t get enough of them.  I snatch all of them up when ever I find them at Dollar Tree.  My favorite thing to do with the sheets is make sun catchers with the kids.  I started out painting the magnifying sheets with liquid watercolor and sprinkling them with glitter.  This worked well, but I have found using glitter tempera paint works best.  It is translucent and the glitter really stays put.

What you will need:

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Warning:  When you pass out the magnifying sheets, you will get a lot of this.  I’t is hilarious.  Take lots of photos and allow the kids to look at themselves in a mirror.  Priceless.

What to do:

  1. Pre-punch holes for hanging
  2. Marval in the hilariousness of magnified faces.
  3. Paint
  4. Allow to dry
  5. cut out shark silhouettes  (I drew ours and cut out, but depending on age, the child could do it.)
  6. Have the kids tape or glue them on.
  7. Hang in a window.

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Yes folks, it is that easy.  This activity creates a great opportunity to discuss magnification, light,  and the sun and it’s marvelous rays.

 

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