The project is simple yet rewarding and utilizes items you likely have laying around the house.
You will need white, food coloring or liquid watercolors, toothpicks, a plastic lid (the top from an empty yogurt, hummus, or sour cream container works great), a hole punch, white glue, and string.
To get start, place the lid on a flat surface and have your child spread a thick layer of glue across it. The layer of glue should be thick enough that you can’t see the lid through it.
Next, let your child put a few drops of food coloring on the glue.
Your child can take a toothpick and swirl the colors around, making a fun cosmic design or maybe even some shapes like flowers or stars.
Once the design is complete, let the project dry thoroughly. That should take about 3 hours and you will know the glue is fully dry once it starts to peel around the edges.
When it’s totally dry, punch a hole in the edge of the lid and loop a string through it. Then your child can place the sun catcher in a window of the home and watch as sun rays shine through!
We learned about this project from Babble Dabble Do.