Suncatchers

We love to decorate our windows to make them cheerful to passersby, and of course suncatchers look lovely from inside with the light shining through. We therefore have suncatcher craft ideas that the kids will enjoy for lots of our holidays and many of the topics we cover - and they are a real ray of sunshine! Even the way they look pulled together on this page cheers me up. Grab your junk box and have a go...

Autumn Window Picture

Autumn Window Picture

This window picture looks beautiful on display and really captures all that's best about autumn - especially when the sun shines through it!

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Beaded Easter Eggs

Beaded Easter Eggs

Have a go at these beaded Easter eggs with the kids - they make a great non-messy craft that can be adapted to all ages. It's a super little "take with you" activity too.

Christmas Window Silhouette

Christmas Window Silhouette

Kids can make a Christmas window silhouette using our printable Christmas templates for a stunning Christmas window display. Wouldn't we all love to be able to look out the window to see Santa and his reindeers silhouetted against the moon like this?

Easter Egg Suncatcher

Easter Egg Suncatcher

This Easter Egg Suncatcher is a simple Easter kids craft which can be enjoyed by all ages. Older kids could make their eggs very detailed, tracing over a drawn or printed design.

Glitter Glue Window Display

Glitter Glue Window Display

This craft can of course be adapted for all sorts of holidays and events, but we've done it here for Valentine's Day. It produces a lovely 3d "artwork" which can be adapted to so many different uses.

Glittery Stained Glass Easter Eggs

The children will have some sprinkly glittery fun making these stained glass Easter eggs - and they look wonderful hanging in the window, too!

Marbled Heart

Marbled Heart

Sam enjoyed watching the paint colours run together when we were doing this Valentines craft. It was a bonus when we discovered the heart looked pretty in the window as a suncatcher!

Metalwork Butterflies and Dragonflies

Metalwork Butterflies and Dragonflies

These metalwork butterflies and dragonflies can be decorated by the children with permanent markers and they look oh so pretty when they catch the light! A really lovely craft for a summer display...

Owl Bird Scarer Craft

Owl Bird Scarer Craft

Imagine this lovely, colourful owl bird scarer reflecting the light and scaring the birds away from your seed beds! Of course it would look fabulous hanging in the home or classroom too, and kids can really go to town on decorating it. Instructions below.

Poinsettia Picture

Poinsettia Picture

Children can make this stunning poinsettia picture to display using some clever folding and cutting techniques...

Sparkly Suncatcher Butterfly

Sparkly Suncatcher Butterfly

This pretty butterfly looks lovely up against the window, or hanging in the breeze with a few friends. If you laminate it carefully it will stand up to hanging outdoors, too, although it won't last indefinitely.

Stained Glass Colouring Egg

Stained Glass Colouring Egg

Children can display their Easter drawings in the window with this stained glass colouring egg craft. This is a good craft to try with a mixture of ages and when you need to keep mess to a minimum.

Stained Glass Dolphin Picture

Stained Glass Dolphin Picture

This stained glass picture looks stunning standing against a window to catch the light - perfect to display in the bathroom, possibly! Children will enjoy the effect of the different colours of blue tissue paper. Using the stick-back plastic makes this a relatively mess-free craft, too.

Stained Glass Ghost

Stained Glass Ghost

The glitter on this Halloween stained glass ghost craft really makes it look fantastic in a sunny window - and it was fun to create, too. Why not pair it up with our stained glass pumpkin?

Stained Glass Lotus Flower

Stained Glass Lotus Flower

This pretty "stained glass" lotus flower is also a simple lesson in symmetry! It looks very pretty hung in a window for the light to shine through it, and would be perfect for Vesak celebrations.

Stained Glass Pumpkin

Stained Glass Pumpkin

You can see from the photo that our stained glass pumpkin craft looks fabulous on display in the window!

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Stained Glass Turkey

Stained Glass Turkey

If you scroll down the page you can see how lovely this stained glass turkey craft looks displayed in the window! We've used festive colours for his stained glass feathers and the sun streaming through them looks really special.

Suncatcher Heart

Suncatcher Heart

This suncatcher heart looks very pretty displayed in a sunny window! This is a good craft for little children.

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Suncatcher Heart 2

Suncatcher Heart 2

Here's a pretty suncatcher heart to display in your window for Valentine's Day. Children will enjoy tearing the tissue paper and creating their design.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

This butterfly craft is perfect for younger children but can be enjoyed by all ages: older kids can design their butterfly while younger children will be happy to tear shapes and arrange them haphazardly. You can see examples of both types of butterfly below.

Tracing Paper Leaf Suncatchers

Tracing Paper Leaf Suncatchers

These leaf suncatchers are a simple craft idea but they use a number of different fine motor skills - tracing, colouring, cutting. And they look pretty on display!

Window Star Craft

Window Star Craft

Make these beautiful window stars with bright jewel colours and let the sun shine through!

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Winter Spiral

Winter Spiral

This laminated spiral looks pretty catching the light and the breeze in a window. If you use two pieces of clear contact paper you can probably get away with using more sequins and glitter!

Wool Hearts

Wool Hearts

These wool hearts are so simple to make and as you can see, they can come out in lovely vibrant colours! You will need patience while the glue dries, though, so make sure they are far away from little fingers.

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