Pretty Flower Power Suncatcher!


recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

This is Suzy from Suzy’s Sitcom, and I am so excited to participate in the Design Dazzle Summer Camp again!  This year, I’m bringing to you a recycled craft project that will not only keep the kids entertained, but create something amazing!  How about Flower Power Suncatchers?

Created from recycled plastic lids and fishing line, this pretty suncatcher will brighten up your window. Want to know how to make it?

For this project I used:

11 plastic lids (mine are from pringles containers)
1 small plastic disposable bowl
fishing line
Black puff paint
Sharpie permanent pens bright colors
Acrylic paint in bright colors (optional)
Colored glass cabochons
Hot glue
Dremel or pick for punching holes

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Use the black puff paint to draw in the flowers on each of the lids, and onto the sides of the plastic bowl.  Boys don’t want flowers?  They can draw in bees, smiley faces, butterflies…

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Allow the puff paint to dry.  It usually takes a few hours.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Color in the flowers with colored sharpies.  For more color selections, you can also use watered down acrylic paint (optional)

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

For additional weight, hot glue on glass cabochons.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Color in the plastic bowl flowers.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Use a dremel or punch to put holes in the side of each of the lids.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Also add 11 holes evenly spaced inside the rim of the plastic bowl.  Cut lengths of fishing line starting with the shortest and working your way around, adding about 1″ to the length with each one after that.  Knotting fishing line can be difficult, so I chose to hot glue each end into the holes that were drilled into the plastic.  Hot glue dries quickly.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Work your way all around the plastic bowl, adding an extra inch to each piece of fishing line before gluing in the next flower lid.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Drill a hole into the bottom of the bowl and attach a loop of fishing line for a hanger.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

And there you have it!  A pretty Flower Power Suncatcher made from recycled lids!  The kids will love this project and you can teach them a bit about recycling at the same time!

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Posted on May 29, 2014
 
Categories: crafting with kids, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, repurposing, summer camp, summer camp

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  1. Julie @ Girl on the Move says:
    May 29, 2014

    Another fabulous summer camp idea!

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