Painting sun catchers is a lot of fun. It is quick, easy, cheap, and a great rainy day activity. What better to do on a gloomy rainy day than dream of the sun 🙂
Sun catchers can be bought in kits or separately. I bought mine separate and found the paint sold alone at Hobby Lobby. If you are buying separate make sure the paint is for sun catchers specifically. The different shapes you can get at Walmart or Hobby Lobby or other craft store generally they are $0.50 a piece.
These will make a great gifts for family members. The shapes do come in holiday themes as well.
What you will need:
Sun catcher shapes
Sun catcher paint
String to hang the finished project
TIP: The sun catcher paint will stain your skin if not wiped off right away.
TIP: Use a different brush for each color to help minimize colors mixing in the container
TIP: Open only one color at a time to help minimize mess, mixing of colors, and spills.
TIP: You may want to limit the amount of colors used per sun catcher. A bunch of colors mixed together will end in a brownish result in the end. The cupcake I allowed her to use 6 colors and the elephant I limited it to only 4.
Allow to air dry before putting the string on and hanging them up.