Quick Craft — Piñata Suncatchers

It’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo — one of my favorite holidays! I love the food, the music, and all the bright beautiful colors! We made fun pinata suncatchers today to make our kitchen look a little more festive. I drew an outline of a donkey onto some construction paper, and Emily cut out the shape leaving the outlined frame.
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Lay down a sheet of clear contact paper, sticky side up, and place the outline on top. Then let the kiddos go to town placing bits of tissue paper confetti on top!!

We make lots and lots of tissue paper flowers in this household, and we always end up with a bunch of tissue paper confetti. This was a fun way to use up some of it!

Place another sheet of contact paper, sticky side down on top, trim the edges, and display in a sunny window!

So colorful!!

Now, is it too soon to start sipping my margarita?

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Quick Craft - Piñata Suncatcher


  1. Raising a Happy Child says

    This is awesome even though I'll go for Corona. What a colorful craft!

  2. Christy says

    I LOVE IT! We are big fans of suncatchers.

    I'll take a margarita and a Corona!

    I love the food too. We made black bean salsa and Mexican brownies today – my all time fave brownie recipe – they are SO GOOD!!!!!

  3. Joyful Learner says

    I love it! And I'll take any drink you have!

  4. Man, I waited a couple of hours and Mark still hasn't commented, he's dropping the ball here.

    Super duper cute.

  5. Dear Valerie,

    Imagine my surprise when you told me that you made sun catchers in the shape of an ass!

    Now, I see that you made donkeys.


  6. Gorgeous. says

    MARK….. TOO FUNNY!! 😀 I laughed so hard!!! ;D

    I really love these suncatchers… might have to have my kiddoes make something like it here too! ;D

  7. Rachel@oneprettything.com says

    This is so, SO cute. I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  8. Rebecca says

    Wow, these ARE very colorful!

  9. Ivy/Anna says

    Those turned out so cute.

  10. ooo super cute! I need to buy some different colored tissue paper! Any suggestions on the best place to get it?

  11. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Raising a Happy Child — Oh, I do love Corona's too! Mark knows someone who calls them "a waste of a lime", but for Cinco de Mayo, I have to disagree. 🙂

    @ Christy — Salud! Mexican brownies sound FANTASTIC!!!

  12. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Ticia — Yeah, what's taking him so-

    @ Mark — hahahahahahahahhahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

  13. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Rachel — Thanks so much for the link! 🙂 We love your blog!!

  14. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Lindsay — Right after a holiday, I can usually scoop some up in that holiday's colors (ie. after Valentine's Day red, pink, and white tissue paper is really cheap). I also found big packs of tissue paper (all different colors) at the dollar store!

  15. (V.Kerr) School Time Adventures says

    Dang it!!!!!!! I really wished I would have bought contact paper a while ago because I want to do this tomorrow. Great idea as always!

  16. *-cipi-* says

    I love seeing your doughters working togheter.
    Can I ask you where doyou hang your suncatcher? Do you stick them to the window? It would be nice to make some with my little boy, but I don't know where to put them…

  17. okay, so where was this idea last week when i volunteered to do a little cinco de mayo lesson with the pea's class? (i'm a former spanish teacher, but middle school, so we aren't big on the crafties!) anyway, we are doing a flag mosaic! i'll put up some piccies!

  18. Christy says

    Mark – SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!

    Valerie – here is the Mexican brownies recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mexican-Brownies-101249

    Mark should bake them for you – they are SO good. If there are nut allergies, you can leave the almonds off, but they do cut the richness a little bit. They are great either way.

  19. Such wonderful and vibrant creations.

  20. This is great! I've not done suncatchers in a shape like this. Thanks!

  21. That is a great craft….love it!

  22. Just Breathe says

    They are beautiful. Tell the girls they did a great job.

  23. I love how you always save scraps like the cut-offs of tissue paper! And make something new 😀

  24. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Sorry I'm slow to tell you that I linked on my weekly roundup.

    My sister-in-law posted a picture on facebook of my hubs snuggling with Radar. I commented that "it's true! You really CAN kiss your own ass!" I'm pretty sure that Hubs's biggest motivation in getting the little guy was for the jokes…

  25. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Lenetta — That is soooo funny! I think Mark and your hubby would get along swimmingly. 😉


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