Kids love suncatchers. They enjoy putting together the bits and pieces and creating colorful window art. Ask any kid and they’ll tell you the highlight is when the sun shines and the suncatchers fill the room with sparkly rainbow speckles.
If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity that your child will love, have them make suncatchers. We’ve scoured the internet and compiled easy-to-make and unique suncatcher designs that will excite your tiny artist.
You’ll see that the suncatchers can be as basic as coloring tissue paper or as ornate as making dazzling designs with gemstone SunGemmers.
SunGemmers - Gemstone Suncatchers
These SunGemmers craft kits from Purple Ladybug come with creative pre-printed designs and hundreds of little, sparkly gems that will impress your little one!
The beautiful craft kit package also includes:
- Guides that help your kid follow a color scheme when making the SunGemmers
- Strong double-sided mounting tape for hanging the window art
- Written instructions on how to make the peel-and-stick SunGemmers
If you’re looking for paper suncatcher crafts to fill your kid's summer afternoons, you’ll love these easy DIY projects. The idea is to use colored translucent paper that will reflect vibrant colors when the sun shines through it.
Here are some creative suncatcher designs made with colored tissue paper:
No tissue or kite paper? Try wax paper, or construction paper!
Teach your kids the importance of recycling by using items salvaged from your bin to make these unique DIY suncatcher crafts.
Faux Glass Suncatchers
Glass suncatchers are fragile and can easily break and injure your kids during playtime. On the other hand, faux glass suncatchers are kid-friendly and still look as dazzling as their glass counterparts.
Here are some stunning suncatchers made from old CDs:
You can also use contact paper, acrylic sheets, or binding covers to achieve a striking glass effect.
Send your kids out on a nature walk to collect autumn leaves, colorful flowers, and dried twigs to make these nature-themed suncatchers.
Use translucent perler beads (also called pony beads or plastic beads) or string crystal beads together to make these sparkly beaded suncatchers.
Note: Melting beads produce a strong plastic smell. Make sure that an adult is supervising the children and that the beads are melted outside the house.
Try Unique SunGemmers Craft Kits From Purple Ladybug
Kids enjoy making DIY suncatchers from scratch. But most of the time, this means that you’ll have to participate in the crafting activities and clean up the mess afterward.
You’ll love that our award-winning SunGemmers are:
- Easy to make with peel-and-stick gems, making them perfect for independent play
- Mess-free, which means your kids can have a blast without you worrying about cleaning up
"My 8-year-old loved this kit. It was simple enough for her to complete independently and came out beautiful… Great value." Janet Decker, United States
Here’s a step-by-step video showing you how to make SunGemmers:
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your little one, browse our collections for eye-catching SunGemmers and more unique craft kits.
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