Nature Suncatcher Craft

Kids will love this enchanting Nature Suncatcher Craft! Invite your little ones to explore nature and have fun making their own adorable suncatcher craft. You won't believe how simple it is to make, you only need a few household items and a free afternoon to spend outside with your little ones exploring nature and doing some crafting.

nature suncatcher craft

With blossoming flowers and warm days around us, I couldn't think of a better thing to do with the kids than some nature-inspired crafts. My children love to spend time outside just playing around and this craft is a perfect way to add even more fun by capturing nature. Making a suncatcher is such a fun way to bring a bit of nature indoors.

Looking for more nature crafts? These ones are some of our faves!

Nature Suncatcher Craft

suncatcher craft for kids

Nature Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

  • Coloured popsicle sticks 
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Press’N Seal (contact paper also works - see our leaf suncatcher)
  • Twine rope
  • Leaves, twigs, flower petals, etc…

nature suncatcher craft supplies

How to make your Nature Suncatcher Craft

STEP 1: Make your popsicle stick frame.

The first thing you need to do to make your suncatcher craft is create the frames from popsicle sticks. You'll need two frames as you'll need to glue them together to keep the nature and Press N Seal in place.

For each frame take 4 popsicle sticks and glue them with a hot glue gun to make a square-shaped frame.

how to make a suncatcher with popsicle sticks

STEP 2: Measure and cut Press'N Seal.

Next, cut a long piece of Press’N Seal. Lay one frame on top to measure, then fold the Press’N Seal over creating a closed square and cut it to size. Next, open the Press’N Seal back up, and lay it flat.

craft stick frame for suncatcher

STEP 3: Time for a nature hunt!

Invite your little ones to go on a nature hunt and let them collect their favourite flower petals, leaves, small flowers etc. The more colourful the better!

nature activity for kids

STEP 4: Put together your design and press.

Go back to your craft station and help your kids to press each of nature's findings onto one side of the Press'N Seal. 

nature craft

nature craft for kids

nature suncatcher craft

Next, fold the other side of the Press N Seal over making sure the flower petals and other nature findings are enclosed within the Press'N Seal sheet.

easy nature suncatcher craft for kids using press n sea

STEP 5: Add the twine rope.

Now you need to take the twine rope and cut a long piece of it, this piece has to be long enough to hang your frame! 

suncatcher rope

STEP 6: Put the frames together.

Then, take your hot glue and attach the rope to one of the frames. Put a bit of hot glue to each corner of the frame that has the twine hanger and carefully lay your nature sheet on top and secure it with hot glue. 

flower petal suncatcher

STEP 7: Final step!

As a final step, add glue in each corner of the other frame and lay it flat on top of your nature findings sheet... And that's it! Your nature suncatcher craft is complete.

popsicle stick suncatcher craft

craft stick suncatcher craft

I'm sure your children will be thrilled to make this adorable suncatcher! You can even hang it on their bedroom's window, I did that with the ones we made and my kids were fascinated with the way the flower petals looked against the sunlight, it looks so magical!

nature craft for kids

We hope you enjoy going on a nature hunt and have fun making this gorgeous nature suncatcher craft with your little ones! 

Nature suncatcher craft for kids. Popsicle stick suncatcher craft with flower petals.

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