Ice Sun Catchers

Sun catchers always bring a smile to our faces... these lovely ones are made from bits of nature, and are so beautiful hanging outside windows and from trees in our winter garden!

  1. Ages: 5 - 11

  2. 2+ hours

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We've used disposable plates in the past to make these sun catchers, but this time we tried using our plastic bowls, and that worked alright, too!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Into the garden we went. Even though it had already snowed, there were still plenty of beautiful colors to be found.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    After we had toured the gardens and collected pretty things, we sat at the table, and the children poured about an inch or so of water in their bowls.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    They arranged their bits just so, then cut a few inches of ribbon,

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    and set the ribbon at the edge, so that the sun catchers could hang after they were frozen.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    We placed our bowls in our freezer, as they weren't going to freeze outside on the patio table this day! When they were frozen, we just tugged at the edges of the bowl, and the ice popped right out of the bowl.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    So merry and bright!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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