colored glue suncatchers

Colored Glue Suncatcher Tutorial

The other day I posted a “how to” on making your own colored glue for crafts. Today, I want to share one of the crafts with you that can easily be done with that colored glue. These fun suncatchers can be in any shape or size you like and make a great summer window decoration for the kitchen or a kid’s room. Let the kids get creative and make their own designs, or use cookie cutters for easy shaping.


  • Colored glue
  • Cookie cutters
  • Aluminum foil or wax paper
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher

Step 1:

Lay a sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper on a flat surface and place a cookie cutter on top of it.

Step 2:

Fill the cookie cutter with a thin layer of colored glue. You can use a toothpick to spread it out a bit. Do not make the layer too thick or the glue will take days to dry.

Step 3:

You can also choose to let your children make their own designs. Just have them squeeze the glue directly onto the wax paper or aluminum foil in the design they choose.

Step 4:

Let the glue dry for 24 hours and then slowly peel the design off the foil or paper. Punch a hole in the top so that you can tie a string through it to hang them up!

Finished Project:

The cost of this project is almost nothing, I would say $.25 at the most depending how much colored glue you use.

4 thoughts on “Colored Glue Suncatcher Tutorial”

  1. my boys will probably like this, I was just wondering though – Does the glue get all melty or sticky if the window is too sunny?

    1. It will not get melty, but if it is placed in a window that gets full son, the edges of the design can tend to curl. I would suggest putting them in a more shaded window.

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