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Easy DIY Sun Catchers

You will be surprised at how simple this sun catcher project is! In fact, it is a great project for the kids! Even small children will be entertained for an afternoon and the results are just beautiful!
  • diy sun catchers yogurt lid easy, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I used assorted colored glass cabochons (I found mine at Walmart in the floral section).
  • diy sun catchers yogurt lid easy, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I saved most of my lids from butter and yogurt containers for this project. To begin, simply pour some clear glue into the lid and spread throughout the whole lid.
  • diy sun catchers yogurt lid easy, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Place the glass cabochons into the glue, filling the lid with color in any design or pattern you like. Finish by adding more glue on top of the glass.
  • diy sun catchers yogurt lid easy, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Set them aside to dry. It will take about two days for them to dry enough to do anything with. At that point, peel them out of the plastic lids, turn them over and give them a few more hours to dry out completely. Use scissors to punch a hole through the glue in the top center of the sun catcher. String fishing line through the hole and hang in the nearest window. EDITED: The glue used in this project is Elmers water soluable school glue. It will not hold up in the rain. This project is not meant for outdoors! It will do well in a sunny window inside however. It was meant as a kids craft which is why I used that type of glue. If you want something for outdoors, you could possibly upgrade to a different type of glue. See the link below for lots more fun projects!
  • diy sun catchers yogurt lid easy, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Hang them from a window using suction cups, and they will brighten up your room.

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  • Nancy J. Hill
    Nancy J. Hill East Lansing, MI
    on Jun 19, 2017

    I have three children of members of my church who live a block away who are planning on joining me for some summer crafts soon. This would be a great project to try first!

    • Lynne Webb
      Lynne Webb
      on Jul 6, 2017

      Another thing I did with granddaughters was to buy old colorful plates at a Thrift Store and let them whack them with hammers and glue the pieces onto small'ish flower pots. Then, we planted a flower. The 'smallish' was to warn that kids become bored. Whack them up too small or use large pots and the task of gluing becomes overwhelming. They just want to get on with it and have a finished product. But, we had great fun. Letting each one whack and mixing the pieces together was a joy.

  • Kristine Kelley Bailey
    Kristine Kelley Bailey
    on Jun 20, 2017

    A waterproof version can be made by melting colored plastic beads. Put them in the bottom of a foil pie tin , place in the oven at 300 until nearly completely melted. When they are cool, they pop right out of the tin and it can be reused to make more. No glue involved.

  • Blackhole58
    Blackhole58 Milwaukee, WI
    on Jun 21, 2017

    Love this idea..thank you for sharing it

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne South Branch, MI
    2 days ago

    ONE of my next projects!! Great idea ! I'm doing one or more for outside so will have to find proper glue. Humm , wonder if that new "as seen on tv" glue would work????Noope, it's like caulking sorry

  • Doris
    Doris Newbury, MA
    5 minutes ago

    I would include a small washer or something similar so when you string it up the string wont cut through the glue.

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