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Nature Craft for Kids: Rainbow Stained Glass Suncatchers

Mar 6, 2014

Being surrounded by a wintery white blanket through all these months can be so beautiful yet... we really miss bright colours! We decided to create some stained glass sun catchers to hang in our windows to brighten up our view. These were so simple to create and the results were so exciting!

You will need:

  • dried leaves and/or pressed flowers (optional)
  • crayons
  • pencil sharpener
  • wax paper
  • regular paper
  • popsicle sticks (coloured can be fun)
  • glue
  • iron
  • paper

How to make suncatchers

Measure wax paper squares the length and width of the popsicle sticks and cut out.

Place a square of wax paper onto a sheet of regular paper and add your dried flowers or leaves on top. 

With a pencil sharpener, create shavings from whichever crayon colours you want to use and sprinkle them on top.

Lay a square of wax paper over top.

Now for the adult around: Place a regular sheet of paper on top and iron the square underneath (on low) until the wax has melted.

Finally glue on your popsicle-stick frame.

It will then look something like this!

Continue creating until your rainbow is complete!

Hang these little sun catchers in your window and admire the bits of beauty that speak of spring.

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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