I enjoy making crafts with my little boy it’s a great way for us to spend some quality time together, especially when it’s raining outside, or too hot to go outdoors. We enjoy making crafts that are fun and easy to make. We also, love making crafts that he can give away as gifts. My little boy wanted to make different shaped sun catchers, so I ordered see-through pony beads from Oriental Trading.
Sun Catchers are great crafts for children to make with adult supervision.
Supplies Needed to Make DIY: Sun Catchers
- 1- pk (2000 ) see through pony beads
- non-stick cookie cutters
- non-stick heart shaped pan
- small suction cups
- fishing twine
- drill & drill bits
- super glue
How to Make DIY: Sun Catchers
3. Remove extra beads that have spilled inside the baking pan. Place baking pan and, heart shape cake pan into a 275 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the beads are melted. Remove from oven and let cool.
*Kim’s Note- these beads took longer than the beads I normally use. I removed the tray with the cookie cutter after 25 minutes but, the cake pan took 35 minutes. I recommend after your beads have been cooking for 20 minutes to check on them periodically to make sure they melt and not burn. All sun catchers were melted in the oven in a well-ventilated area with the windows and doors open while my son played outdoors. I love making sun catchers I have been making them for over 15 years.
These fun suncatchers are perfect for kids to make for during the summer to beat boredom or anytime of the year. Additionally, the suncatchers are perfect to make as holiday gifts and will put a smile on someone’s face when they receive one.
Also, the Dragonfly and Heart-Shaped DIY: Sun Catchers are great craft projects to make with children during rainy days when the weather is bad and the kids are stuck indoors.
We love the way the Sun Catchers turned out they remind us of stained glass. And, they’re durable, too! I dropped the sun catchers several times, and they didn’t break. Furthermore, check out my DIY Sun Catcher Mobile it’s perfect for Easter.
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.