You can make pretty window Suncatchers using white school glue! This is a fun craft to try, because what’s more fun than pouring out gobs and gobs of glue? Plus you get a pretty window decoration in the end!
With these glue suncatchers, we paired them with a nature walk. We collected leaves and flowers from our yard, and brought them inside for our craft.
How to Make a Glue Suncatcher
- White school glue (we’ve also done clear, but I find it cracks more easily)
- Safety pin (or something to poke a hole in the suncatcher)
- Decorations (we used flowers and plants from our yard)
- Wax paper (or a plastic resealable bag)
First decide how to decorate your suncatcher. We went outside and picked lavender, mint, and clover. You could also use glitter or paint or pieces of cellophane or food coloring – whatever supplies you have! I think next time we’re going to try crayon shavings in our glue paint!
Set out a piece of wax paper on the table. Then make the glue base of the suncatcher. Squirt the glue onto the paper, keeping it all together – you need it in one pieces to form the suncatcher. Shape doesn’t matter, but you can always use a plastic lid if you want to make a more uniform shape. We went with free-form glue squirting!
You don’t want the glue base to be too thin, or it will crack. We pile on the glue, just keep in mind that the more glue you use, the longer it will take to dry.
Once you have the base, put the decorations in. For decorations my 2 year old put in, I helped him out by patting them down into the glue base more solidly.
After the decorations are in, let your glue dry. In my experience, it can take 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 days, depending on how much glue you use.