Glue Sun Catchers

27 Jul

Since Little C’s accident, I have been trying to keep him quiet and slightly less adventurous than usual.  Playing games, watching movies and doing crafts.  Yesterday 11am we had already played 4 board games and watched a few episodes of Curious George.  I needed something that would keep him happy and not have him asking to ride his bike, scooter or go to the park (all things a child with a head injury should avoid)

What’s a mommy to do?  Make school glue sun catchers! 

What you need:

  • white school glue
  • wax paper
  • water color paint
  • scissors


Start by pouring glue onto wax paper.  The larger the blob, the longer it will take to dry, so try to keep it the size of your hand or smaller.  Once you have your glue blob, get your paint brush good and wet and dip it in the water color paint.



Drip the paint onto the glue wherever you want, alternating colors so that as the glue spreads they will mix. 



Little C was sort of swirling the paint brush around in the glue, which is fine.  That is one way to mix the colors!



When you are done with the painting, leave the colorful blob to dry over night.  As it dries the glue will continue to spread, mixing the colors together.



After about 24 hours the glue should be dry.  Cut your blob out, leaving the wax paper on it as a backing.  We taped ours to the window, but you could use a hole punch and punch a hole in it and hang it with string.




















They turned out pretty cool!  And it kept Little C busy for a good 20-30 minutes!


2 Responses to “Glue Sun Catchers”

  1. Frugal Frights and Delights July 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I’ve been doing this with kids for 30+ years. For slightly older kids, you can lay toothpicks in the shape of a kite and fill the empty spots with the glue and paint. Let dry, add a kite tail and you’re all set! You can also get a cool marbleized effect with a toothpick as well. Thanks for reminding me what a good craft this is!

  2. happylittlekiwi July 30, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Cool idea thanks for sharing 🙂

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