A suncatcher or light catcher is a small reflective, refractive, and/or iridescent ornament. It may include glass or sparkling pieces and be hung indoors near a window to “catch” sunlight. Sun catchers are amazing décor, especially for summer, and they can have lots of shapes, colors and looks depending on what you like. These salt dough fish ones with colorful sequins (that remind of scales) are amazing to make with kids and they remind you of your cool and relaxing beach and seaside holidays – those sparkling fish underwater are so cool to look at while snorkeling or diving!
First of all, let’s make some salt dough. Start with a cup of flour, add a cup of fine salt, add half a cup of water
Mix that all thoroughly
Take a sheet of baking paper, put your salt dough on it and roll it out. Cut some fishes – you may use a cookie cutter or a simple knife.
Make some details on them using a knife. Bake the fish for 2-3 hours at the temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the fishes are dry, paint them with acrylic paints. You may use the ideas from the video or go for your own vision of how they should look. Here we used white, blue and purple; paint some fin and scales on the fish to make them look cooler – use a contrasting shade of paint for that.
When the fishes dry, cover them with school glue, add sequins and let them dry.
Now take baker’s twine or some rope and put it through the eye holes to hang your fishes. Make knots to keep them in place and add a large colorful bead to accent the work.
Voila! Look how cool sunshine is playing on these sun catchers!
Aren't they amazing? If you make these sun catchers, share your results in the comments!
Video Showing How to Make Salt Dough Fish Sun Catchers