Nativity Suncatcher

Abeka Craft

Use contact paper, tissue paper shapes, and construction paper to create an easy suncatcher. Create a Nativity shaped frame out of popsicle sticks to go over the suncatcher and hang in a window or use as an ornament.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Black paint
  • Brush
  • Tissue paper
  • Contact paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Permanent marker or pen
  • String



Step 1: Attach the popsicle sticks with hot glue to create a Nativity shape.

Attach Popsicle sticks

Step 2: Paint 5 popsicle sticks black; Let dry.

Paint 5 Popsicle sticks black

Step 3: Trace the Nativity shape with pen onto a piece of contact paper and cut out the shape.

Trace Nativity shape

Cut out shape

Step 4: Cut the tissue paper into squares.

Cut tissue paper into squares

Step 5: Peel off the contact paper backing and stick the tissue paper shapes onto the sticky side.

Stick tissue paper onto the contact paper

Step 6: Draw and cut out an image, such as a star, with black construction paper. Place it on top of the tissue paper.

Cut out an image

Place the cutout on top of tissue paper

Step 7: Cut another piece of contact paper. Peel off the backing and stick it to the contact paper with the tissue paper. Smooth it out and trim along the traced line.

Cut another piece of contact paper

Step 8: Hot glue the contact paper to the back of the popsicle stick frame.*

Hot glue contact paper to the frame

Step 9: Cut a piece of string and hot glue it in a loop to the back of the frame.

Make a loop with a piece of string

We’d love to see your homegrown creation! Make sure to tag your pics with #abekacrafts.

*Adult supervision suggested for steps involving these materials

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