Suncatcher Craft Activity
What do you do with unwanted CDs that clutter up your home office or kitchen counter? With a little help from your preschooler, turn them into a fun recycling project that will add sparkle to your home.
What You Need:
- Junk CDs
- Craft glue
- Things that sparkle or are colorful (rhinestones, beads, glitter, sequins, etc.)
- Monofilament fishing line
What You Do:
- Before getting to work, cover your work surface with newspaper.
- Plastic isn’t the easiest surface when it comes to gluing things down.Test the glue on one CD by gluing a rhinestone or one of the larger, heavier decorations in place. If this glue works, call in the young artist! If not, try a different glue.
- Give your child a CD and then let her get creative with the decorations. She can create a sparkly design, styling her suncatcher with flowers, suns, or faces. Or, she can create a more abstract pattern. Let the glue dry.
- When the glue has dried, pick up the suncatcher. Be ready to catch anything that wasn’t glued down well. Reglue anything that's not secure. Again, let the glue dry.
- Turn the disk over and decorate the second side. Again, let the glue dry and then test the suncatcher to see if everything is secure.
- Cut a two-foot length of monofilament and tie it through the disk. Now find a place where people will be able to admire the suncatcher. Only hang the suncatchers outside if you’ve used a glue that's not water soluble.