Let’s Make Cosmic Sun Catchers

 

It’s your time to shine… and decorate your windows with these Cosmic Sun Catchers. I made mine with using contact paper, but you can also make these using the traditional glue/water mixture and wax paper. If you’re using our method, here’s what you need:

Step 1: Print out the template that you’ll be using. For my example, I’ll be making the Sun.

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Step 2: Tape the template to a flat surface and roll out contact paper, sticky side up. Then tape down the edges.

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Step 3: Cut out tissue paper into small squares and cover the entire template area.

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Step 4: Place another piece of contact paper onto the sun catcher, this time sticky-side down.

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Step 5: Using the template as a guide, trim your sun catcher.

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Step 6: Attach the eyes and mouth (For some characters, it’s easier to draw a mouth on with a marker). I also decided to cut out red triangles for the sun’s outline and sprinkle on some red “solar flares”.

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Ta-daaa! Use double-stick tape to attach your creation to the window. Our template pack includes four stars, the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon. Craft them all to create a celestial scene!

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Need a little cosmic inspiration? Check out our hit video “We Are the Planets”.

Let’s Make…StoryBot Eggs!

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It’s that time of year when people hide candy in their yard and I have to go find it (Did someone say chocolate?). You can keep your treats in these adorable StoryBot Eggs! This super simple craft is the perfect low-mess afternoon craft. P1012488.png
Here’s what you need

  1. Print out the “StoryBots Eye Printable” here. Get creative! You can make one of our good friends, Bing, Bang, Boop, Beep, and Bo, or create your own character. Cut out your favorite set of eyes, and use clear tape to attach to your plastic egg.Step2 Spring Eggs
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Let’s Make a Talking StoryBots Card

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Can we talk?! These chatty cards will make your family, friends, and possibly your dog, smile! With a little folding magic you can make your StoryBots card come to life. For complete instructions and more Spring Activities, check out the Spring Activity Book.

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  • glue
  • glue stick
  • markers
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • googly eyes

 

  1. First, fold the paper in half and make a small cut about 2/3 of the way up on the crease-sideStep 1
  2. At the cut, fold each flap up to make a triangle. Fold both ways, then unfold the paper. Step 2
  3. Here’s the tricky part; fold the diamond so that it creases inside the card when you close the card. It may take a second to wiggle out, but you’ll get it!Step 3
  4. Time to draw your StoryBot! I did a simple outline, including a round head, square body, legs, arms, and a rectangle on his belly. He’s looking pretty cool so far!Step 4
  5. We’re missing something…oh yeah, his googly eyes! Use a dab of glue to attach them. Once you glue them down, wait a few minutes to let it dry.Step 5
  6. Once your eyes are dry, glue your card to another piece of constructions paper. Be sure to write a cool message inside and outside.Step 6

Ta-da! A talking StoryBot, customized to be awesome! Try different size paper to make different size StoryBots. And don’t forget to send a pic of your creation on Twitter or Instagram!

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Browse the full activity book here. Don’t forget to check out StoryBots’ library of videos, books, and activity sheets.

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