DIY Suncatcher

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Materials

  • Plastic food lid
  • Glue
  • Food coloring
  • Toothpicks
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Beads
  • Tape or suction cup hooks (for hanging)

A plastic food lid, glue, food coloring, toothpicks, a hole punch, scissors, string, beads, and suction cups

Instructions

Step 1: Pour a layer of glue into your lid.

Layering glue on a plastic lid

Step 2: Put 4 – 5 drops of food coloring around the glue. A large lid may require a couple more drops and a smaller one will need fewer.

Step 3: Swirl the colors around with your toothpick a few times. Set the lid aside to dry. The process will take a few days (depending on the size of the lid and how thick the glue is) and the colors will continue to change as the glue dries. It is fascinating to watch!

Swirling colors on the plastic lid

Step 4: Peel the suncatcher out of your lid once it is dry and punch a hole in the top with your hole punch. Thread some string through the hole and add some beads.

Peeling the suncatcher off the plastic lid
Punching a hole through the suncatcher
Passing a string through the suncatcher
Putting beads above the suncatcher

Step 5: Hang your suncatcher in a window with tape or suction cup hooks.

Suncatchers hanging on a window

Comments for DIY Suncatcher

Karen Wildfong:
July 9, 2018

This looks so cool. This craft will go great with tie-dye shirts!

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Galvanmom:
July 11, 2018

Love this idea. I'll want to make one with the kids too. Lol.

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