When I was a kid, I loved making suncatchers. This window frame art craft for kids is a perfect DIY suncatcher. My kids love doing this during the summer. They make great additions for our porch and garden. Summer activities for kids or an idea for hands-on fun for homeschooling; this window frame art is sure to be a hit.
Window Frame Art Craft for Kids
What You Need To Make a DIY Suncatcher
- 8×10 Frame (makes 1 craft)
- Condiment Containers (as many as you need for each color you choose to create)
- Neon Food Coloring
- White School Glue (1 bottle per color)
Buy the items you need
How to Make Frame Art Craft Kids
- Pour each bottle of white school glue into each condiment container.
- Drop-in about 4-5 drops of neon food coloring in each container.
- Place your finger over the condiment container nozzle and shake to mix color well with glue.
- Take apart the back of the frame and discard it. Press the tabs that hold the backing to the glass.
- Turning the frame facedown, let the kids use the condiment containers to design their own art. Any color or creation will do!
- After the kids are done creating their masterpiece, let the frames dry for at least 24-hours. We placed ours in the sun to dry. Do not let them get wet, or the food coloring will run.
- Expect the colors to mesh into one another a bit while the frames dry.
- Once the glue has dried, go ahead and place the frames near a light source to enjoy the beautiful color creations your kids just made.
The best part of this craft was that our son and daughter were both able to enjoy it. Despite them being nearly two and a half years apart. Our daughter drew herself a sun with sunglasses, while our son went to town on a variety of colors. I think they had more fun with this than the Slime Recipe with Borax that we made. Still, that slime is pulled out often.
It is an easy way to get every child involved, no matter what the age from toddler to tween. Adults have fun too! Of course, be cautious with the younger group and make sure they don’t eat the glue. Discard the condiment containers when you are done. Most of all, have fun!