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Suncatcher

How to Make Suncatcher Flowers

Bring spring into your home using recycled everyday home items. Make one flower or a whole garden for your window.  Learn how with our simple instructions.

Supplies Needed:

  • Plastic six-pack can rings

  • Sharpies or Permanent Markers

  • Iron

  • Two Pieces of Plain Copy Paper  or Wax Paper

  • Scissors

  • String

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Find three six-pack rings and lay them out in varying directions on top of one sheet of paper. Be sure to make sure they fit on the paper. (Can be cut into 4 rings for smaller flowers)
 

Step 2:

Lay second paper on top of plastic rings.

Step 3:

With medium heat, iron two pieces of paper flat for approximately one minute or until the three plastics are fused together. *Ask an adult for help with Iron.

Step 4:

Wait for the paper to cool slightly before removing the plastic flower. You can use a damp sponge to remove stuck paper if needed.

Step 5:

Color flower with permanent markers. Use multiple colors and blend!

Step 6:

Cut and tie small piece of string to hang indoor or out!