It is always nice to try old crafts in a new way.  We have made quite a few sun catchers over the last few years, but this one is completely different in every way.

You will need:

  • A plastic lid*
  • PVA glue
  • Food colouring or liquid watercolour
  • Toothpick

*one like the top of a Pringles pack or the lid of a take away box.  It needs to have some sort of rim to stop the glue spilling out.

Cover you lid with a layer of glue; you don’t want it to be too thick or too thin.

Drip some different colours of food colouring/ liquid watercolours onto the glue.

Use your toothpick to swirl the colours together.  However don’t mix them too much or you will end up with a brown muddy colour.  As it dries you should see the colours spread anyway.

Then leave it to dry, it may take over 24hrs to completely dry, but when it has completely dried you should be able to peel it off.

You can either make a hole in the top of your sun catcher or you maybe able to stick it directly to the window.

The only thing I will say about this craft is that you need to make sure you have plenty of plastic lids so that you can a few at the same time.

 

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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