This simple activity is for celebrating the Transfiguration of Jesus.
This “sun-catcher” is meant to resemble the gleaming white light that Jesus had shown on the mountain during His transfiguration.
To make this craft you will need:
  • printable image printed on stock paper
    (This is a FREE file in our Shop! – Click Here)
  • wax paper (slightly smaller in size than the printable image)
  • crayons or colored pencils
  • tape
  • scissors
Print the image of Jesus onto stock/heavy paper.
Color the background behind Jesus.
It can be as simple as rays of light to as detailed as a mountain scene with clouds.
Now cut out the circle and the Jesus shape.
Tape wax paper to the back so the light can shine through Jesus.
Use string, tape or tack putty to hang it on a window or a light/lamp.
Kids love shining a flashlight through it too!!
Optional idea:
 To make it “gift quality” or sturdy enough for younger children to play with, you could laminate it or put it in contact paper.
Have Fun!!


  1. Thanks so much, this is JUST the idea I was praying would come my way in preparation for our home school co-op tomorrow. The \”Little Saints\” will be delighted to make this!

  2. Thank you, Ana Laura! From Mexico?!!?!? Now I have to ask you a question if that's okay…..My 7-year-old was JUST doing a project for our homeschool Geography fair on Mexico! So…When you wear a flower in your hair do you have to wear it on a special side like they do in Guatemala, or can you just choose? Just wondering! Thanks! God Bless!

  3. Hi JoshEWEa! It is sooo nice to hear! I'm so glad I could help, that's why I'm here and I love to know I'm not wasting my time! Hope you and the kids have fun! Gotta run, my baby's crying! God bless!

  4. I love this idea! I'll be making it with my kids this week. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Thanks Bridget! I hope you all have fun!! And I'm happy to share! God bless!

  6. What a wonderful way to remember the transfiguration! It would also work for rembering that the 'Lord is my Light'! Thank you for sharing on NOBH!

  7. This is a great craft that I know I can work with my little ones. I wanted to make Easter be something more than just the Easter Bunny and now I have an idea.

  8. How creative! This really does look like the transformation. Thank you for all of your wonderful, kid-friendly projects. I will be coming back to your blog often!I just stumbled upon your blog and was delighted to see how CATHOLIC it really is! My sister and I, 2 Catholic mothers, just started a blog. I would love to have you stop by and give us some insight on some of the projects we are dreaming up in our homes. Happy to be part of this Catholic on-line community!Thanks again,Nancy

  9. Lovely, Jennifer, thank you for sharing your creativity!! I saw this on the Mustard Seed Catholic Moms' FB page and I'm now following you so I don't miss any posts. I abolutely love this idea….I have posts at my blog with a couple of Lenten crafts that I'd love to share with you:…if you; are interested…Thx for this great idea!Have a wonderful day!~Chris

  10. Thank you for the wonderful idea! I'm teaching on the transfiguration this Sunday and I really needed a hands on activity for the children to do. I've looked several other places and couldn't find anything, but this is just what I am looking for. Thank you

  11. The kids at Children's Church loved making these today!I used a box cutter to cut out Jesus. So we're going to use all our leftover Jesus cut outs either for Easter and put him next to an empty tomb, our for Divine Mercy Sunday and let the kids glue red and blue ribbon to Him.

  12. Thanks so much for the ideas…my kids will be prepared for Sunday's Gospel. God Bless…

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