Christmas Sun Catchers

By | December 8, 2013

Christmas Sun Catchers


Here is another homemade gift the girls made this year.  These homemade Christmas sun catchers make a great gift for teachers, family, or friends.  They are also a perfect size to be wrapped and put in stockings too.

Both girls had fun making these, and they are a great craft for any age.  My little one made the snowflake because it was easy to just put in one color beads into the cookie cutters.  My older daughter was able to actually make designs so she made the snowman and candy cane.  If you are hosting a play-date at your place this would make a great craft project (if you have enough cookie cutters for each kid)  since it can be done by any age.

The only bad thing about making these is that when you cook them they smoke a little and stink up the house.  I opened up a couple windows in the kitchen and that helped clear it all out, but with it being so cold out I would rather not have had to do that.   So I searched the web for another way and found that over at The Artful Parent she came up with a way to melt them on the grill she also has a TON of different sun catchers on her blog so it is totally worth the visit to go check it out!

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Plastic Beads
Metal Cookie Cutter
Parchment Paper
Drill
Fishing line (or other string)

Directions

Christmas Sun CatchersFill your cookie cutters with your pony beads

Christmas Sun CatchersPlace in oven and let cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes

Christmas Sun CatchersRemove from oven and let cool

Christmas Sun CatchersJust pop them out of the cookie cutters

Christmas Sun CatchersAnd drill a small hole in the top of each one.

Christmas Sun CatchersNow just thread a string through the hole so you can hang them in the window!

Christmas Sun CatchersYou can hang them in your window or give these as gifts!

Christmas Sun CatchersThey look so pretty hanging in the window!

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7 thoughts on “Christmas Sun Catchers

  1. Amber L.

    These are really cute! I wonder if it would work in a toaster oven? Then I could do it on the porch and avoid the smell in the rest of the house :)

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  2. Cynthia

    This is such a great holiday craft! Adorable! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  3. susan

    How fun and adorable are these sun catchers?! You have 2 proud crafters there :) thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

    Reply
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