A suncatcher or light catcher is a small, reflective glass or nacre piece that is hung indoors at windows to catch the light from a nearby source. A suncatcher is like the optical equivalent of a wind chime. Many designs combine suncatchers with wind chimes, and many of them are pretty easy, so you can invite your kids to make some. One more advantage of suncatchers is that they can be used just as boho decorations or even Christmas ornaments in different seasons. They are mostly made of glass or plastic beads but if you don’t want to fuss, there are simpler versions of paper and glue. Let’s see what you can make.
This suncatcher mobile is made of melted plastic beads. If you melt your suncatchers on the grill, get them as close to the center of the grill as possible. Make the suncatchers in different shapes like hearts, stars and others. Interested how to make such a suncatcher mobile? Read the whole tutorial.
A plastic bead suncatcher in an embroidery hoop frame…Not only is it about the easiest and quickest way to make a melted bead suncatcher, it has a simple built-in frame. You can get embroidery hoops in just about any size from teeny-tiny to rather large and the little screw thing at the top is perfect for hanging so no need to drill any holes.
It’s beautiful and sunny outside! You can also take advantage of all that sunshine with pretty homemade suncatchers. Here’s an easy way to make a unique glass gem sun catcher from materials you may already have around your house.
The craft kits from Artterro are not only all-inclusive, but contain high quality materials that are sure to inspire. Each kit challenges you or your child to create something amazing, and this one will help your children create a colorful bead tree suncatcher – looks wow!
Suncatcher crafts can be easily adapted for the younger kids – just make them of colored paper! These shamrock suncatchers attached to the window are a genius and very simple to realize idea, excite your kids with this idea!
Kids love coming up with their own color patterns and making these sparkly sun-catchers. You are working with safety pins so this craft is best for ages 10 and up. You can also use this same pattern to make glimmering Christmas ornaments.
These suncatchers will morph over time. The longer they sit in a sunny window and dry the more they will change. The food coloring will eventually begin to shrink as the glue hardens. They never cease to amaze children and adults with their swirling changing colors.
Watermelons are typical summer fruits loved by everyone. You can make one of these watermelon sun catchers, hang it up in your window, and enjoy a little bit of summer well into the cooler months. This is a fast and easy project, everyone will enjoy making them.
If you like suncatcher but don’t want to spend much time making them or fuss too much, I have a great idea for you! Stained glass effect and mess free – just use Sharpie felt tip pens. Any permanent pens are great for this project, get some and create these cool suncatchers with your children!
This suncatcher blends a suncatcher and wind chimes in one. It is made with paints and glue and with colorful beads and buttons – add a boho feel to your backyard with this pretty suncatcher!