Philips Sonicare
 
|

Winter Sun Catcher

Age: Preschool and up
Time: An hour (plus overnight to dry)
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

Try using cupcake tins and shorter ribbon (6 inches) to make several small sun catchers.

Materials Needed:
· Ribbon or yarn (at least 12 inches long)
· Water
· Aluminum pie plate, or other metal dish
· Food coloring or crayon shavings
· Flower petals, berries, leaves, or other materials

What to do:

Step One: Make a loop with the ribbon and place it in the pie plate. Leave at least 5 inches of the looped end hanging over the edge

Step Two: Fill the plate with water.

Step Three: If you'd like your sun catcher to be colored, add a few drops of food coloring to the water and mix it around.

Step Four: Add the crayon shavings, berries, or other materials for your sun catcher to the water.

Step Five: Let the materials fall into place, or arrange them in a design. (Keep in mind that the materials may move around on their own.)

Step Six: Put the plate in the freezer, or if it's cold enough, leave it outside to freeze.

Step Seven: Let the plate sit for at least one day. If it's outside, you may need to let it sit longer.

Step Eight: When the water is completely frozen, carefully remove the ice from the tin.

Now your project is ready to catch some rays! Hang your sun catcher outside from a tree or windowsill for friends and neighbors to admire.

More on: Winter Break

|


what’s hot

  1. VIEW ALL

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

easter fun
& crafts

Egg-cellent ideas
for tons of
Easter fun.

GO

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Need some fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs with the kids? Look no further for colorful and cool designs!

7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
American children are exposed to violence more often than you might think. Learn how to limit your child's exposure to violence and manage the mental health and behavioral effects it can cause.