Suncatchers from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

I have seen many suncatchers on the web and I always say we need to make one of those.  The suncatchers always look so pretty in the window.  I figured they had to be fun to make also.  Well what better time than today to try making one.  I think I was more excited to start than the kids because they didn’t really know what we were going to do.  Even the most classic of activities to a young kids is brand new.  I love seeing them get excited about a “new to us” project.  I hope you all can get excited too, even if you have made one before.
                suncatcher by FSPDT

What We Used:

contact paper, buttons, glitter, glitter glue, marker, plate, scissors, tape, ribbon, hot glue gun and tray

suncatcher by FSPDT

What We Did:

I took a piece of contact paper and folded it in half.  Then I took a plastic plate and traced it with a marker.  I then cut almost the whole circle out.  I took this and taped half down to a tray.  I peeled up the paper to leave the sticky side up for us to add glitter and the buttons.  Once we had everything on it we wanted, I took the top half of the contact paper and peeled that paper back and folded it over the bottom half.  Now both pieces folded over each other holding in the buttons and glue.  I then took a hole punch and made a hole at the top.  I took ribbon I had cut and pulled it through the hole.  I used a glue gun and glued the ribbon over itself to use to hang the suncatchers up.

suncatcher by FSPDT
suncatcher by FSPDT
This was our first time making a suncatcher.  The boys really enjoyed it and so did I.  Big brother used buttons and dry glitter.  Little Brother used glitter glue and buttons.  I may should have let the glitter glue dry before closing up.  I am always learning something new.  Even tough we didn’t let it dry I think they still turned out great.  The kids had fun and are happy to look at them on the window.   Now if we could only get a little sunshine over here,lol.  Making these suncathers was a great rainy day activity for us.  We look forward to making more in new ways in the future.
suncatcher by FSPDT
All kids are different and only you can decide how you let your kids play. And with what materials you let them play with. My children are supervised when 
playing. Please keep this in mind with any post you read of mine!

I am an everyday stay at home mom. I have 3 boys ages 4yr to baby.  I love to find fun activities, crafts, recipes…. for us to do together. I then enjoy sharing them with other in hopes they may find something for their family to enjoy too.  My blog Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail. 

2 thoughts on “Suncatchers from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails”

  1. thanks so much for having us over to share. We are finally starting to see some sunshine here and the suncatchers look great:-)they boys are really proud of them.

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