Sandwich sun catcher.
Would you like to catch a bit of sunshine? Try this sandwich sun catcher.
You Will Need: * Dry rice * Small dishes * Spoons * Food coloring * Stencil or cookie cutter * Paper * Pencil * Clear contact paper * Tape * Scissors * A piece of string about 10 inches long * 2 clear notebook hole reinforcers [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Directions: 1. Add a few drops of food coloring to a handful of dry rice and stir well with a spoon. Repeat with three or four colors. 2. Trace the stencil or cookie cutter design onto a piece of notebook paper. 3. Cut two squares of contact paper, 4 inches larger than your design. Peel the backing from one of the squares and lay it, sticky side up, on your design. Tape the contact paper to the notebook paper so it won't shift. 4. Carefully make a picture inside your design with the colored rice. 5. Peel the backing from the other piece of contact paper and place it over the rice-covered piece, sticky side down. This is your "sandwich." Press the pieces together, squeezing out air bubbles. 6. To make the border, trace a circle or heart 2 to 3 inches larger than your design on the contact paper. Lift the sandwich and cut around border. 7. Place a notebook hole reinforcer at the top of the sandwich so that the opening does not touch the contact paper. Apply the other reinforcer over the first one, sticky sides together, to form a hanger. 8. Hang in a sunny window.
Illustrated by Patti Goodnow