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Colorful Sun Catcher

Colorful Sun Catcher

Practical & Creative

Creating your own colorful sun catcher

Have fun with the sun by creating these beautiful, colorful additions to your home! Sun Catchers can be a whimsical window adornment, or make a great addition to your patio decor.

Colorful Sun Catcher

Creating your own colorful sun catcher (Ages 5+)

Click below to see a list of supplies you'll need and steps to take to make your own:

Step One

Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Create a work space and line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Cookie Sheet, Cookie Cutters, Beads

Step Two

Arrange Metal Cookie Cutter Shapes on Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet, Cookie Cutters

Step Three

Arrange beads (hole side facing up) inside of cookie cutters.

Pack beads as tightly as possible to ensure they are all touching.

Cookie Sheet, Cookie Cutters, Beads

Step Four

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Place cookie sheet inside for 30-45 minutes. (check every 15 minutes)


Step Five

Remove from oven once beads are melted enough that you may no longer see their original holes, and bead colors begin to meld and touch. Let cool for 15 minutes.

They will pop off sheet and out of cookie cutters with ease once cooled.

Cookie Sheet, Cookie Cutters, Beads

Step Six

Once cooled, remove from cookie cutter molds and use fishing line or thin string to create a hanger.

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Step Seven

Find the perfect window and hang. Allow the light to shine through and beam radiant color!

Window, colorful sun Catcher

Supplies List 

  • Colorful Plastic Craft Beads
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Fishing Line or Thin String
  • Cookie Sheet Pan
  • Foil