Create unique mother’s day cards with sun faded art. These construction paper crafts are faded in the sun to reveal a fun message for mom.Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
We have had our fine motor butterflies hanging in the window for quite some time now. I took it off to do some cleaning and realized the window side of the spots had faded quite a bit. Which gave me an idea. Sun Faded Art.
How to make construction paper crafts that have been faded in the sun:
Let your little one have some scissor practice and cut the construction paper into strips and pieces. Any shape will do! Then have them glue the pieces down onto another piece of paper. Next, cut out your letters and as many hearts as you would like from our free printable template. Using painter’s tape, attach the shapes to your construction paper. Make sure to get them as flat as possible. Then take your picture outside and lay it in the sun! If you need to attach it to something so it doesn’t blow away make sure to use painter’s tape. This way you can remove it without ruining your project.
On a bright and sunny day, it will only take a couple of hours to fade the paper. If it is overcast, it can take a bit longer. Just peek at it from time to time to make sure it’s not lying in the shade. Once it is finished, carefully remove your hearts and letters to reveal your sun-faded art! You can do these over and over with different designs and colors!