Raindrop Suncatcher

Ring in spring one drop at a time! Embrace April showers (before May flowers!) with this crayon melting suncatcher craft.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Crayon Sharpener
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Wax Paper
  • Duct Tape
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wooden Dowel
  • String
  • Clear Tape

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This project uses a hair dryer. Adult assistance required.
  • Experiment with shades of blue for your raindrops!
  • Try taping your raindrops so they hang at different heights.
  • If needed, trim any excess string from your suncatcher.

Steps:

1
Step 1

Unwrap 4–6 crayons, then use crayon sharpener to create shavings.

2
Step 2

Lay piece of wax paper on protected surface. Evenly sprinkle shavings onto wax paper.

3
Step 3

Place slightly larger piece of wax paper overtop. Seal edges with duct tape.

4
Step 4

With the help of an adult, use hair dryer to melt shavings. Let cool 15 min.

5
Step 5

Cut raindrop shapes out of wax paper.

6
Step 6

Tie piece of string onto wooden dowel.

7
Step 7

Tape raindrops to string.

8
Step 8

Repeat steps 6–7 until suncatcher is complete.

9
Step 9

Hang and enjoy catching a sun shower!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Back to School

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+


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