Spring Break Fun at Home for Kids! Paint Your Own Suncatchers {Kids Craft}

by Melanie Edwards on March 8, 2014 · 0 comments

in Kids, Kids Activities & Crafts

Spring Break Kids Activity: Paint Your Own Suncatchers Kids Craft

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It may be hard to believe since I know many of you are still dealing with brutally cold weather and snow, but in just about a week, my second-grade baby girl will be starting her spring break from school! I couldn’t believe it when she recently told me since I’m usually expecting her spring break week off from school a little before Easter, but alas, spring break will be here a lot sooner this year. Since spring break can’t always be full of beach trips and vacations – as much as we’d love that – I’m always looking out for ways to keep the kids busy at home when they’re home from school and daycare.

We love easy and simple kids’ crafts in our house, mostly because I just don’t consider myself to be a super crafty person. As I was browsing my local Walmart’s crafts section on a recent shopping trip, I saw some cute suncatchers in a variety of designs available for painting. I knew that would be a perfect spring break afternoon craft for one of our at-home days! I picked up the few supplies we needed right there in the Walmart craft section and prepared to let the kids have a trial run at painting their own suncatchers for spring!

Spring Break Kids Activity Idea: Paint Your Own Suncatchers {Kids Craft}

Materials Needed:

  • Suncatchers, various designs, unpainted
  • Suncatcher Paint Pens or Suncatcher Paint – I chose the paint pens because I liked how the kids could use them like markers and wouldn’t need to use brushes, making for even less mess!
  • Mini Suction Cups

Materials Needed for Painting Suncatchers Spring Break Kids Activity

How to Paint Your Own Suncatchers

Let the kids pick out their suncatcher and colors of suncatcher paint. Lay out an old towel or some newspaper on your table before the kids start painting.

Spring Break Kids Activity: Paint Your Own Suncatchers Kids Craft

As the kids paint their suncatchers, you may need to be sure they don’t use too much of the suncatcher paint in any one area. Even with the suncatcher paint pens, if they squeeze too hard, a lot of paint can come out at one time. I had to stop my three-year-old a few times, otherwise his suncatcher would have taken way too long to dry!

Spring Break Kids Activity: Paint Your Own Suncatchers Kids Craft

Once their suncatchers are all painted, it’s best to let them dry overnight.

Spring Break Kids Activity: Paint Your Own Suncatchers Kids Craft

When your kids’ suncatchers are completely dry, simply hook the mini suction cups onto each one and hang up wherever your kids (or you) choose!

Spring Break Kids Activity: Paint Your Own Suncatchers Kids Craft

The kids had a lot of fun painting their own suncatchers and it was a great, quiet, afternoon activity. Since we still have paint leftover, I’m going to pick up some more suncatchers so we can do this again when my daughter is off for spring break. I think it’s the perfect spring break kids activity because it helps bring a little of the spring sunshine into the house!

What spring break activity or crafts will you be doing with the kids?

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