Glass Gem Sun Catchers Kids Can Make

This glass sun catcher is beautiful! Kids of all ages will love making this glass sun catcher, and the best part is, both younger children and older children can make this craft. This suncatcher craft is a great way to recycle some items in your home and is totally budget-friendly.

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How beautiful is this suncatcher?

Glass Gem Suncatcher Craft

It’s beautiful and sunny outside! You can also take advantage of all that sunshine with pretty homemade sun catchers. If you’re not familiar with what a suncatcher is, it is a see through material turned into a decoration that disperses the suns rays throughout a room.

And here’s an easy way to make a unique glass gem sun catcher from materials you may already have around your house.

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Supplies You Need To Make Glass Gem Suncatchers:

How To Make a Glass Gem Suncatcher:

Step 1

Fill the Yogurt container lid with glue.  

Notes:

You’ll probably want to put in more than you think you need because the glue shrinks significantly as it dries. (Good thing kids like to squeeze out glue!)

Glass suncatchers- Step 2- Arrange the glass gems on the clear lid. Fill the space with beads and clear glue. 2 girls doing the craft on a wood table. - Kids Activities Blog
Glue the glass beads into the plastic lid.

Step 2

Arrange the glass gems in the lid. Encourage your kids to fill the whole space; it looks prettier.

Step 3

Squeeze a bit more glue on top. (This will help the gems stay in and not fall out after it dries)

Glass suncatcher- Step 4- Let the glue dry for 3 to 4 days. - Kids Activities Blog- Glass beads, orange, red, blue, clear, suncatcher against the window
Let the glue dry for 3 to 4 days.

Step 4

Allow the glue to dry for 3-4 days. Peel out of container.

Step 5

Find a section of the sun catcher near the edge where the glue is relatively thick.  

Step 6

Push a threaded needle through that area. Figure out how low you want the sun catcher to hang and tie a knot there.

Step 7

Hang your new sun catcher on a window that gets lots of sun or in a dim room that needs brightening up!

Craft Notes:

**Remember, this is not a good craft for children under three without adult supervision because the glass vase gems are choking hazards.

Glass Gem Sun Catchers Kids Can Make

kid made glass sun catchers

Try making this glass suncatcher! It's so easy, budget-friendly, and kids of all ages will love doing this craft. It does require some adult supervision, but this glass suncatcher will make any room look just a little more cheery.

Materials

  • Plastic Yogurt container lid
  • Clear Elmer’s Glue
  • String or Thread
  • Suction cup window hooks
  • Glass vase gems

Instructions

  1. Fill the Yogurt container lid with glue.  
  2. Arrange the glass gems in the lid.
  3. Squeeze a bit more glue on top.
  4. Allow the glue to dry for 3-4 days.
  5. Peel out of container.
  6. Find a section of the sun catcher near the edge where the glue is relatively thick. 
  7. Push a threaded needle through that area.
  8. Figure out how low you want the sun catcher to hang and tie a knot there.
  9. Hang your new sun catcher on a window that gets lots of sun or in a dim room that needs brightening up!

More Glass Gem Crafts From Kids Activities Blog

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More Suncatcher Crafts From Kids Activities Blog

How did you glass suncatcher turn out?

10 Comments

  1. This would make easy christmas gifts! What size yogurt containers do you use?

  2. Tracy Nelson says:

    Gonna have to try this with my child care children…we have a tree outside we hang wind chimes on, I think suncatchers will be a NICE addition!!!! Or even hanging in our classrooms!!! YAY!!! I love your site…BTW!!!

  3. What kind of thread/string did you use to hang it? I’m concerned about it ripping through the glue. Also, did you add more glue as it started to dry? I’m noticing that it is shrinking a lot but I couldn’t fit anymore glue it before it started drying. I have some deep vallies in some areas and I am not sure if adding more glue is needed or not.

  4. joni sabatini says:

    i think this a cool idea, I”m going try this using modge podge

  5. Is this a clear yogurt lid? I love the idea for a kids church Mother’s Day project. What yogurt has clear lids?

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