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Recycled Sharpie Sun-Catchers

Posted by  ·  July 30, 2014  ·  Last Updated: July 30, 2014

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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Hello Skip to My Lou readers! I’m Jane, and I’m a mother to two sweet girls aged 7 and 4, a teacher, and an endorser of playtime! I blog over at Mama Pea Pod about simple ideas for growing creative kids through playing, creating, and getting outdoors – oh, and I throw some pretty ‘funtastic’ kids’ parties, too! I hope you’ll come over and play with us! Join our community on Facebook for the latest and greatest ideas to help you grow your own creative kids!


recycled sharpie sun catchers

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.


hanging sun catcher

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.


recycled sun catcher garland
And finally, hang up where the sun can shine through them! The pictures really don’t do them enough justice – they are beeeeautiful!

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Thanks for having me over here! If you liked this colorful recycled sun catcher, you might enjoy some of our other Creative Crafts for Kids, such as our Flower Fairy Crowns, our Salt and Watercolor Dinosaur Art, or these Fun Fireworks Hair Accessories!
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  1. mamapeapod
    Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Thanks for having us over, Cindy! I'm loving this series!