Show Your Allegiance to the Rebellion With This DIY Suncatcher

Rebel Suncatcher
Photo: Kelly Knox

What better way to show off your allegiance to the Rebellion than with a shining Rebel Alliance logo in the window? Celebrate May the 4th with this simple suncatcher craft that even your toddler or preschooler can help with.

(Good thing it’s a sun-catcher and not a sun-crusher, amirite? *high-fives the other Star Wars Expanded Universe nerds*)

What You Need

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Rebel Suncatcher
Photo: Kelly Knox
  • Wax paper
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Rebel Alliance logo template (link below)
  • Red tissue paper, cut into small squares
  • Scissors
  • School glue
  • Scotch tape

Get Started!

Begin by printing this wonderful free Rebel Alliance logo provided by FreeStencilGallery.com. Place the wax paper over the template and use the black Sharpie to trace the logo.

Rebel Suncatcher
Photo: Kelly Knox

Use the school glue to cover the logo in a thin layer of glue. Don’t worry about keeping it in the lines; feel free to get it outside the lines for the best coverage. You can try glitter glue–you can see I had it in the photo of the ingredients above to try it myself–but I wasn’t satisfied with the results, so I recommend using regular Elmer’s glue.

Next, if you haven’t already, cut a small pile of red tissue paper squares about an inch in length. Place a square in the glue, letting the paper squares overlap (but mostly on the edges).

Rebel Suncatcher
Photo: Kelly Knox

Keep placing the squares in the glue until the logo is completely covered. Again, feel free to go outside the lines. Those lines will be cleaned up when you cut out the suncatcher shape later.

Rebel Suncatcher
Photo: Kelly Knox

Allow the glue to completely dry.

Finally, cut out the Rebel Alliance logo from the dried wax paper. You can choose to leave the black outline, or cut just inside the marker line for a cleaner look.

Use the Scotch tape on the side opposite of the tissue paper to stick it on a sunny window.

Rebel Suncatcher
Photo: Kelly Knox

 

May the 4th be with you!

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.