Snow Crystal Suncatcher

Snow Crystal Suncatcher

Time:60+ min Difficulty:Easy  

Gather some dried flowers, it’s time to bring the sun to the cold winter season! What better way to catch it than with a sun catcher?

Here’s what you need:

  • Natural materials to freeze (Dried leaves, flowers, branches, rocks, ect…
  • Water
  • Paper plate or shallow plastic container
  • String or yarn
  • Optional: Food colouring

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1:

Head out to your favourite outdoor space to gather materials for your suncatcher! Sticks are a must but the rest is up to you! You can use rocks, sticks, leafs, pinecones, shells, berries or anything else you find.

Make sure you don’t disturb any animal habitats while you’re gathering your materials!

Step 2:

When you’re back home, grab your plate or container, fill it with water. 
Place your nature materials in the water and arrange them. Do you want to try making a specific design?

OPTIONAL: If you want to give your sun catcher some colors, you can add some drops of food colouring.

Step 3:

Fold your string in half and lay the tip in the water. Be careful to keep the loop part out of the water so it doesn’t get frozen! You need it to hang your finished sun catcher.

Step 4:

Leave your suncatcher outside in the cold to let them freeze. If it isn’t freezing temperature, you can use your freezer instead for the same results! 

Step 5:

Once your suncatcher is fully frozen, hang it outside and enjoy the view!

There you have it, you caught the sun! What material did you use in your suncatcher? Where did you hang it? Let us know in the comments below.