Thinking of suncatchers brings back memories of the suncatchers hung in my Mother’s kitchen windows. Beautiful colors sparkling throughout the kitchen. Here are some colorful suncatcher crafts for kids that you can make with your children building memories they will cherish.Easy suncatcher crafts for kids of all ages. From preschool to big kids and even toddlers! Great for holidays, seasonal crafts, or just an afternoon of fun. #twitchetts

Suncatcher Crafts

Are you looking for an easy craft for lots of kids? Or maybe just an afternoon craft for when it’s too hot to play outside. 

Suncatcher crafts are perfect for any time of year. And because they are an easy craft for kids, they are great for a group of kids or a classroom craft.

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Tips for creating suncatchers for kids

  • Suncatchers are great for any time of year. If you like a style, but the theme is about out of season, switch up the shape!
  • Save time by cutting the small pieces before the crafting time starts. Grab a good hole punch and start prepping!
  • Or, if you’re trying to build fine motor skills, have your kids cut the pieces out and create the suncatcher in two different sessions. This helps to prevent your kids from getting bored with the activity.
  • If you’re crafting with a lot of kids, keep the small pieces in bowls along the center of the table. You can decide if you want the bowls to be divided by color, shape, or all mixed up.

    How to make suncatchers

    Create fantastic suncatcher crafts with kids of all ages.


    Cross Suncatcher Craft

    This cross suncatcher is perfect for a Sunday school lesson or a VBS craft.

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    Suncatcher Cross Craft Kit

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    Skip the prep work and order a craft kit from Etsy! These come in a pack of 24. Perfect for Sunday Schools.

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    Pumpkin Suncatcher

    Decorate for fall with these simple and fun pumpkin suncatchers.

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    Melted Crayon Suncatchers

    Melted crayons make fantastic suncatchers. This turkey suncatcher is a cute craft to create this Thanksgiving.

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    Suncatcher Christmas Ornaments

    Let the lights on the tree shine through these fun Christmas ornament suncatchers.

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    Stained Glass Effect Paper Suncatcher Kits

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    These suncatcher kits make great party favors!

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    Colorful Suncatchers

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    This is a super easy suncatcher craft using tissue paper and will teach your child about recycling. 

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    Colorful Caterpillar Suncatcher

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    If your kids are like mine and leave the lids off their playdough containers you will love this easy colorful suncatcher for kids. It would be fun to do after reading a book about caterpillars.

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    Shark Suncatcher

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    A great suncatcher craft for ocean or shark-themed activity that combines fine motor skills with creativity. Think you can make it through the entire crafting session without having a class singing Baby SharK?

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    Rainbow Suncatchers for Toddlers

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    A fun sun catcher that will help teach your toddler colors and about rainbows while working on fine motor skills.

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    Colorful and Bright Paper Plate Suncatcher Craft

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    An easy toddler craft that uses a paper plate and contact paper. Your child will enjoy hanging this sun in the window and watching the light shine through.

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    Rainbow Pony Bead Prism Suncatcher

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    A fun way to teach about rainbows using pony beads. This kids craft can be considered a STEAM activity when you have your child count the beads and teach about colors.

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    Poppy Suncatchers

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    A great craft to celebrate Remembrance Day while your preschooler or older child makes this kids craft. They can work on those fine motor skills by either tearing or cutting their own tissue paper. 

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Ideas for hanging your kid’s suncatchers

So you’ve created about 50 suncatchers…and now you have to display them all. Here are some ideas for hanging your suncatchers.

  • Let your kids hang them in their bedroom window.
  • Decorate your classroom windows.
  • Hang the suncatchers on your Christmas tree.
  • Cover the sliding glass door.
  • Decorate your classroom door.
  • Display one on your back car window. (Please use common sense with this method and don’t hang them somewhere that isn’t safe.)
  • Hang a couple onto the pull strings on your ceiling fan.

Where will you display your creation?

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More easy craft ideas you might like

  • Fine Motor Turkey Feathers. Same concept as some of the suncatchers and perfect for Thanksgiving.
  • Dotted Bookmarks. Have some extra dots cut out from one of these crafts? Use them to create a colorful bookmark! They make great gifts from kids.
  • Rainbow Flowers. These construction paper flowers are one of our most popular crafts and they are perfect for creating with young kids.

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