Papercraft

Legend of Zelda Triforce Suncatcher

Triforce Sumcatcher

It’s an exciting time to be a Legend of Zelda fan! Tri Force Heroes is out this month for the Nintendo 3DS, and recently Stephen Colbert hosted the Symphony of the Goddesses on his show.

Here’s a simple Triforce craft for the kids, and a chance for you to win a Ganondorf amiibo! (Enter at the bottom of this page.)

What You Need

Triforce Suncatcher

  • Triforce template (link below)
  • Black Sharpie
  • Craft knife (optional)
  • Wax paper
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Get Started!

Begin by printing this Triforce template. (This is an easy shape to draw freehand, however, if you’d like the kids to work on their fine motor skills.)

Place the wax paper on top of the printed or hand-drawn template and trace the Triforce shape with the black marker. Use the ruler as you trace for straight lines.

Triforce Suncatcher

Cut the yellow tissue paper into small, consistent squares.

Triforce Suncatcher

Next, flip the wax paper over and spread a thin layer of school glue on the shape, leaving the middle triangle dry. Go outside the lines with the glue to get full coverage of the shape.

Triforce Suncatcher

Next, place the small squares of tissue paper on the Triforce, completely covering the three triangles.

Triforce Suncatcher

Be sure to cover the shape completely, including overlapping the edges of the shape.

Allow the glue to dry completely.

Help your kids by using the craft knife to remove the inner triangle from the shape. (Scissors will also work if they prefer they cut out the shape themselves.)

Triforce Suncatcher

Trim the outside of the shape next.

Triforce Suncatcher

Use a piece of clear tape to hang the suncatcher in the window, and your suncatcher is complete!

Triforce Suncatcher

 

(The amiibo giveaway has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered!)

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