How beautiful are these glass gem suncatchers?!
Since summer is in full gear – we are trying to think of any & all ideas that are perfect for summer. These glass gem suncatchers were a hit with my 8 year old!
Here is everything you’ll need:
- A circle mold – we used the lid to a pringles can! It ended up being the perfect size.
- Clear glue
- Glass beads
- Click here to grab the ones we used!
- Suction cup hooks
- Pour your clear glue into your pringles lid. You want it to be about half way full – don’t go over board.
2. Put your glass beads into the mold. We put ours in flat side down.
3. Add another layer of clear glue to the top! Put a sheet of paper underneath, there may be some spilling.
4. Let it dry! I’ll be honest – I didn’t check on it for a few days, only my son did. So I’m not sure on exact dry time, but by day 3 it was completely dry!
5. Carefully pull out of the mold. Both of ours peeled right out like butter.
6. Poke a small hole at the top with your toothpick. Once you have a small hole – you can put the ribbon against it and push the ribbon through with your toothpick! Make sure to tie a knot at the top to make your loop.
7. You’re finished! Hang your suncatcher on a hook & place in the window. So beautiful to look at throughout the day.
- I had some people message me asking if it melts in the window. I’ve had it up for over a week now and nothing has budged! I live in the Midwest – and it’s hanging in an east facing window, if that helps!
Reasons why I love this craft:
- It’s a multiple day craft – which is great for my 8 year old! He loved checking on it 🙂
- It’s beautiful in the window!
- My kids used their fine motor skills to get the beads in place.
Click here to see more of our summer crafts!
Here is a short video of us making our glass gem suncatchers:
I hope you try this one out! It really is so beautiful <3