1) To make your Matryoshka Sun Catcher you will need to start by gathering your supplies.
-assorted papers (cardstock and patterned)
-glue, scissors, markers
2) Lay a piece of wax paper on your hotplate and allow the the hotplate to warm up. Be sure to supervise children carefully while using the hot plate. Mine is old and doesn't get too hot but newer ones may get hot and cause burned fingers, and we don't want that to happen. You know your hot plate and your child so please use your judgment when supervising the abilities of your child during this activity.
3) When the hot plate is warm it's time to start drawing. The heat melts the crayons as they draw and the effect is a lot of fun (Have you used a hot plate before for an art project?).
|Two cacti in a boat|
5) Print out or draw the pattern below on an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper. Cut out the individual pieces.
8) Glue the solid coloured body piece onto your wax paper painting. To do this put a thin line of glue around the inner circle of the body shape as shown below (on my Matryoshka).
14) Hang in a window and you are done.
Note: For the centre doll in last picture I had to alter the pattern and make larger shapes as the crayon rose I drew was too big for the original pattern pieces. You can see below that the body is made using two pieces of paper taped together. The head piece is also larger but the face circle was exactly the same size.
If you missed it check out my post about Matryoshka crafting for lots more ideas. Click HERE.