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Rainbow Paper Suncatchers

I freehand cut blue sheets of paper into clouds.  Then I cut their centers out.  I cut 2 at a time, so there would be twins that we could stack to match.

After cutting tissue paper into thick strips, I gave each boy 1 in every color.

Conrad’s friend, Gavin, was over again and was happy to make one too.

The photo’s pretty self-explanatory, but you outline the cloud with glue and overlap your tissue paper on each previous piece.  We made sure to leave plenty of tissue hanging out the bottom of the cloud.

As you can see we used white glue, but glue stick would have been better.

If you look closely at the tops of the clouds, you can see the hanging string we glued to the tops, in-between the paper.

The cloud shape is clearly visible through the tissue paper, so it was easy to see where to put the next layer of glue, in order to attach the twin cloud.

The boys gently tore any tissue poking out of the top.  Scissors would have created a cleaner edge, but this way was much faster.

Rainbows are so happy!  I love them!

I also love how the different colored paper overlapped creates new colors.  It was a makeshift course in color theory for the boys.

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Loveliness

The heavens opened up, in just that one spot, and I was lucky enough to see it.

Big fluffy clouds.

Sunshine in the clouds and flowers…sighhhh.

Picacho Peak, I love you so.

Lovely sunset as seen from our backyard.

I smile every time I see that red and white tower near Nogales Highway.  I am reminded of Benny and Jeremia exclaiming “look it’s dad’s work” whenever we drove by.  Just for the record, we pass it on the way to Der’s work, but it’s not really close to it, so why they thought it’s where he worked is beyond me.  I do so appreciate the memory and the warm happy feeling it fills me with though.

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