Ever wondered how to make your own suncatcher? It’s actually pretty easy, and if you’re ready to give it a shot, start by trying this fun Saint Patrick’s Day inspired suncatcher DIY activity with your toddler.
It’ll not just be a great way to keep him busy, but he’ll also end up creating something that can be proudly showcased. How cool is that right?
Scroll down and keep reading to discover exactly how to make it!
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Supplies Needed For This Shamrock Craft
- Plastic pony beads
- Metal cookie or clay cutters
- Baking pan
- Aluminum foil
- Drill fitted with ⅛ inch drill bit
- Green Ribbon
How To Make A Suncatcher With Beads
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line your baking pan with aluminum foil to protect the pan and make it easier for the suncatcher ornaments to release from the pan.
Place cookie cutters on aluminum foil in baking pan. Fill each cookie cutter with a single layer of beads. Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to arrange the beads.
Carefully put the baking sheet in the oven and melt the beads. The time can vary based on the type of bead. Begin checking at 5 minutes. (My ornaments took 15 minutes to melt.) The ornaments are ready when the beads are melted and the hole in each bead has disappeared.
Remove your suncatcher DIY from the oven and allow to cool completely prior to removing from the cookie cutters. To remove the ornaments, gently pull the sides of the cookie cutter away from the ornament.
Use the drill to create a small hole in each ornament for hanging.
Thread the green string through the hole of your Shamrock craft.
Your DIY Suncatcher shamrocks are now ready for hanging!
This super cool Saint Patricks Day craft is now ready to hang!
Ready to try some other Saint Patrick’s Day inspired activities? Here’s a short list of some of my favorites.
- Saint Patrick’s Day Shaving Cream Rain
- Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Craft
- Saint Patrick’s Day Rainbow Slime
- Children’s Hand Shamrock Craft
- Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Rock Painting
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.