DIY Sun Catchers

DIY Sun Catchers or you can even make these into ornaments. Using a muffin tin, pour mini crystals to fill the bottom. Melt in oven at 400 degrees for 15 min. Let cool and pop them out. Drill a hole to hang them together or individually.

Colorful creations made with melted crystals will be great to hang in the windows of the playroom.   

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Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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DIY Sun Catchers or you can even make these into ornaments.  Using a muffin tin, pour mini crystals to fill the bottom.  Melt in oven at 400 degrees for 15 min.  Let cool and pop them out.  Drill a hole to hang them together or individually.

Let your little one pour the mini crystals into the muffin tins.  Even though this can be messy, allowing them to pour by themselves, builds confidence.

We used the Makit Bakit melting crystals.  The brand also offers many other fun kits!

DIY Sun Catchers or you can even make these into ornaments.  Using a muffin tin, pour mini crystals to fill the bottom.  Melt in oven at 400 degrees for 15 min.  Let cool and pop them out.  Drill a hole to hang them together or individually.

As you can see, she soon realized how quickly the beads come out so I let her scoop and funnel some back into the glass bottles.  Good for fine-motor skills as well as problem solving skill development.

I like to store items in see-through containers so here are bottles similar to ours if you'd like to do the same. 

DIY Sun Catchers or you can even make these into ornaments.  Using a muffin tin, pour mini crystals to fill the bottom.  Melt in oven at 400 degrees for 15 min.  Let cool and pop them out.  Drill a hole to hang them together or individually.

We created two of each color.  We plan on drilling holes on the tops and bottoms of each and stringing them together to create a "rainbow" sun catcher.  You can also drill only one hole to create ornaments or single circle sun catchers.

DIY Sun Catchers or you can even make these into ornaments.  Using a muffin tin, pour mini crystals to fill the bottom.  Melt in oven at 400 degrees for 15 min.  Let cool and pop them out.  Drill a hole to hang them together or individually.

Bake these in oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  I have to say that the smell of melting plastic isn't necessarily a pleasant one but as soon the tins were removed, the smell quickly dissipated.  We set these outside to cool quickly.

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