Suncatcher Crafts For Kids. Parents are always on the lookout for crafts for kids but they're not always crafts for kids that are easy to do at home. Here are 3 different suncatcher craft ideas - 2 of them are easy and one is a little more fiddly and time consuming.
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Tissue paper suncatcher
- Framed clear glass. I got mine from the dollar store. For a more homemade look and if you want to make a smaller suncatcher, paper plates and popsicle sticks can also be used to make frames.
- Wax paper and tissue paper. We used supplies we already had at home but you can easily get these from the dollar store.
- Mod podge (or watered down white glue) and a brush or applicator sponge. I got ours from Michael's.
- Scissors to trim the dry suncatcher to size.
Clear glue suncatcher
- Plastic lid to use as a mold. We used ones from yoghurt pots.
- Small bead or perler bead.
- Clear glue.
- Food colouring and a swooshing stick or,
- Anything that would look good in the sunlight. We also used pressed flowers but you could use beads, glass gems, buttons - use your imagination!
Stained glass suncatcher
- Glass in a frame. I used a diploma frame from the dollar store.
- White glue, black craft paint and a stirring stick.
- Clear glue, craft paint in the colours you want your stained glass to be in and paint brushes. I got all the supplies for 2. and 3. from the dollar store.
- Container to mix the clear glue and paint in. This should be something you don't mind using just for crafting. I used an ice cube tray and put cupcake papers in the cubes for easy clean up but you could use a muffin tin or a paint pallette.
- Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls in case of mistakes.