Make your own easy sun catchers with coloring pages in less than 15 minutes. Use your favorite coloring pages to create these pretty little summer crafts. This quick craft is a great project to make with a group like classrooms, summer camp or birthday parties.
Make this craft with the whole family or as a group activity! Have the kids color the coloring pages or bring their favorite pre-colored art during the activity.
How to Make Easy Sun Catchers with Coloring Pages
The key to creating these pretty sun catchers is the oil. you can use any variety of coloring page or even replace the jar ring with another frame. Applying oil to paper creates more of a translucent look with the paper so the sunlight can shine through the art design.
For this example, I used watercolor paints and markers to color my coloring page before applying the oil. You can use any kind of materials you want, the oil should not smear the color, but you might want to test a small area of your image first.
- Colored art page or coloring page – printed on basic white printer paper
- Mason jar lids (Wide Mouth Mason Jar Bands)
- Oil – I used olive oil, but any kind of oil should work
- Cotton balls
- Glue – (I use Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
- Paper towel – to protect work area and absorb excess oil
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- Use a cotton ball to apply oil to your art. Make sure to cover all the paper. You don’t have to drench the paper, just cover completely. Dab excess oil up with a paper towel or tissue and allow to dry for about 5 minutes.
- Using the mason jar lid, trace a circle around the art and then cut the circle, inside the line so the art fits inside the mason lid.
- Apply a little bit of glue inside the lid and place the art in the lid, art side facing outward.
- Wrap twine around the lid, tie a knot to hold in place. Leave at least 4″ of twine and tie a knot at the top so you can hang your sun catcher.
- That’s it!
I colored a standard 8.5×11 coloring page and then made a copy with my printer to shrink it down by 50%.
You can embellish the lid, add glitter to the art or any other fun extras you’d like. I think it would be fun to add strings of beads and bells to create a unique wind chime sun catcher too.
Make a bunch of copies at smaller sizes to create a pile of sun catchers if you’d like.
If you want to make your sun-catcher a little more weather resistant, apply a coat of Mod Podge to both sides of the paper before gluing in place.
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More Sun Catchers You Can Make
There are a ton of fun craft kits you can buy that make beautiful sun catchers. Try some of these project ideas too. Order your kit from Amazon and have fun creating pretty art sun catchers.
Make your own sun catchers using sun catcher markers, here’s some to try. Grab some glass markers and create your own sun catcher art.
Do you have a favorite technique for making your own sun catchers?
I love the idea of picking my own colors and designs and making the whole project yourself. But there’s also something really fun about using a pre-set project from a kit and making it your own just by coloring it. Which do you prefer?