It’s very satisfying to create something beautiful using something you were going to throw away and recycled crafts are a great way to teach children about caring for the world and looking after the environment.
The translucent nature of plastic milkbottles make them perfect for creating these beautiful jewelled suncatchers that sparkle with a rainbow of colours in the sunlight. So quick and simple to do, children will love that they’ve created something so beautiful, so easily.
How to make a Jewelled Milk Bottle Sun Catcher
You will need
One 4 pint plastic milk bottle
Pair of scissors
Acrylic Jewels (Sequins or glitter work nicely too)
Ribbon or thread for hanging
- Cut out the large flat rectangular side of the milk bottle.
- Draw on your heart shape and cut out.
- Use the hole punch to cut a hole for threading.
- Cover one side of the heart thickly with glue.
- Stick on your jewels and set aside to dry.
- Once fully dry thread with ribbon and hang in the window.
This is such a simple and adaptable idea. Once children have had a first supported go why not let them come up with their own shape ideas and experiment with different coverings such as sequins and glitters.
Our Jewelled Valentine Hearts are hanging in our kitchen window and look really beautiful. I think they’d make super gifts too and we’ll definitely be revisting this idea for Christmas baubles in the future.
We hope you have a lot of fun.
This activity supports: Expressive Arts and Design: in the EYFS Early Learning Goals.
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