This simple cross suncatcher stained glass craft is fun for anyone. Using a few supplies and your creativity you can craft up a decorative orthodox colored stained glass craft to hang in your window.
I don’t know about you, but I love hanging my kids’ homemade suncatcher decorative art pieces in the home. Whenever the sun shines through the windows, I’m able to enjoy the beautiful stained glass colors of their magical creations.
Keep scrolling to find other ways to make a cross suncatcher and the easy melted bead tutorial to make the phone pictured here.
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Simple Melted Bead Cross Theme Suncatcher
How do you make stained glass for kids?
Since preschoolers aren’t going to get involved in real stained glass projects, there are many other ways you can help them make stained glass for kids.
This simple cross suncatcher decorative art tutorial will show you how your kids can make easy stained glass for Easter or summer décor.
There are other ways you make stained glass for kids such as using tissue paper. The light texture of tissue paper will allow the sun to shine through your tissue paper suncatcher to brighten up any room on a sunny day.
Ways to Use Stained Glass Art for Kids
There are many ways you can incorporate this simple cross suncatcher decorative art craft into your daily life. Below are some of the ideas I have for using this cross suncatcher craft for kids.
1. Birthday Party Activities
You can use this craft as part of your summer birthday party activities. Gather enough supplies so that every guest at the birthday party can make their own stained glass pattern.
Using the simple tutorial below each guest will have a new cross suncatcher to bring home as a party favor.
2. Easter Gift and Bible Study Project
This cross suncatcher can make an excellent orthodox Easter gift during the spring season. Have your kids create their easy religious cross suncatcher and place it in a decorative gift bag to give Easter gifts to their family and friends.
If you attend church, this simple suncatcher decorative artwork is a great activity to complete with kids during bible study too.
3. Boredom Buster
When those rainy days arrive you’re going to want a list of crafts for kids to do. This stained glass for kids is an excellent option to allow your preschoolers to have some boredom busters.
Consider creating a bucket of supplies for each of your rainy day craft options so that when the kids say they’re bored, you can point to a bucket and have them complete their decorative stained glass crafts to stay busy.
Using your favorite color string and the supplies listed below you can give your kids hours of fun making suncatchers as birthday activities, bible study art, or Easter gifts all year round.
Consider using this stained glass craft for kids as a way to spread happiness and joy to everyone you know.
How to Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher
Melted Bead Cross Suncatcher Materials Needed:
- Plastic Pony Beads Note: Please be aware that the beads do release plastic smells/fumes as they melt. To avoid the smell, you can use a toaster oven outside.
- Metal or Clay Cookie Cutters
- Baking Pan
- Aluminum Foil
- Drill fitted with 1/8th inch drill bit
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line the baking pan with aluminum foil to protect the pan and make it easier for the suncatchers to release from the pan.
3. Place cookie cutters on aluminum foil in the baking pan. Fill each cookie cutter with a single layer of beads. Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to arrange the beads.
4. Carefully put the baking sheet in the oven and melt the beads. The time can vary based on the type of bead. Begin checking at 5 minutes. (My suncatchers took 15 minutes to melt.) The suncatchers are ready when the beads are melted and the hole in each bead has disappeared.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely prior to removing from the cookie cutters. To remove the suncatcher, gently pull the sides of the cookie cutter away from the suncatcher.
6. Use the drill to create a small hole in each ornament for hanging.