Easy DIY Sun Catchers

Susan Myers
by Susan Myers
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!
I used assorted colored glass cabochons (I found mine at Walmart in the floral section).
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.
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.
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!
Hang them from a window using suction cups, and they will brighten up your room.
Susan Myers
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  • Catherine R. Catherine R. on Oct 18, 2021

    Can resin or epoxy be used?

  • Geo55574107 Geo55574107 on Apr 10, 2022

    Beautifull, but will it last from the weather ?

  • Tina Tina on Mar 30, 2023

    I wonder if I could use low setting on glue gun….

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  • Herta Pytel Herta Pytel on Jun 11, 2023

    I would try spraying them with clear gloss spray after letting them cure for several more days.

  • Alysha Gomez Alysha Gomez on Oct 03, 2023

    I’m so excited to do this with my granddaughters lol! (I have 8 total but 4 that are close by) the little ones will love this!!! Thanks so much for your idea!! ♥️