Stained glass and suncatcher crafts are some of our favorite projects at The Artful Parent! I’ve evenly jokingly called this a stained glass and suncatcher blog since we make so many!
- We’ve made tiny suncatchers and turned entire picture windows into temporary stained glass installations.
- We’ve made permanent suncatchers and ephemeral stained glass.
- And we have made suncatchers for every season and holiday imaginable.
I just love how suncatchers and stained glass combine sunlight with art!
Materials for Creating Suncatchers
We’ve made suncatchers and faux stained glass from such a wide variety of materials, but here are some that we’ve used more than others.
- Transparent contact paper (also called sticky-back plastic)
- Colored tissue paper
- Colored feathers
- Translucent plastic pony beads
Favorite Suncatcher Crafts Kids Can Make
Here are more than 50 different ideas for kids and families to explore light and color in a creative way. Enjoy!
Suncatcher Crafts with Tissue Paper
Colored tissue paper is translucent and can be used with contact paper or wax paper to create a beautiful stained glass effect.
Flower and Leaf Suncatchers
Flower petals and leaves are gorgeous when held up to the light. You can use them to create temporary seasonal suncatchers.
More Nature Suncatchers Kids Can Make
Stained Glass with Crayons (on Paper)
Who knew crayons would create such great stained-glass effects?!
Using Wax Paper for Melted Crayon Stained Glass
Melted Bead Suncatchers
Melt plastic pony beads to create durable suncatchers, ornaments, and gifts.
Suncatchers with Contact Paper
Sticky and transparent, contact paper makes it easy to turn anything from ribbons and lace to index dividers into suncatchers.
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