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Making Recycled Sharpie Sun Catchers is a easy way create something beautiful with your kids this summer! It is a fun kids activity your children will love doing this summer. If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer! The best craft bloggers are sharing fun kids crafts! From making a Egg Carton Caterpillar to a DIY Memory Book you will find fun creative ideas!
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These simple and colorful DIY sun-catchers made out of materials from the recycling bin look just gorgeous hanging in a sunny window indoors or outdoors on the porch.
We used plastic from an empty package of frozen mini quiches, but any plastic container with individual ‘cup’ sections would work just as well.
First, cut out the circular bottoms from the ‘cups’ of the plastic packaging.
Then draw colorful designs on them with permanent markers.
Next, poke a hole in each circle with a needle or hole punch and string onto some fishing line. Tie a knot onto each one to keep them from sliding together when you hang them.
And finally, hang up where the sun can shine through them! The pictures really don’t do them enough justice – they are beeeeautiful!
What other crafts can I make with recycled items?
Recycling materials help keep trash out of landfills and give them a second purpose for fun or for function. After you have made this boat craft be sure to try one of these crafts.