Say hello to spring with these seed suncatchers.
This is what you’ll need:
- Plastic lids (like the tops of yogurt or margarine containers)
- White school glue
- Seeds or dried beans
- Paint (Washable tempera paint, Biocolor, and liquid watercolor work well)
- Paintbrush or eye dropper
Step 1 – Squeeze!
Give your child the glue and have him or her squeeze it into the plastic lid. Cover the entire surface of the lid.
Connect: This is a great project for kids who like to use all the glue, because they will actually be allowed to this time! Encourage kids to cover the entire area. Squeeze with the left hand, then the right hand, then both hands. Talk about which is easier.
Step 2 – Seeds!
Have your child place seeds in the glue.
Connect: If you use multiple types of seeds, present them in separate bowls. Large seeds can be placed by hand. Kids can sprinkle smaller seeds on using a spoon. Before you start the project, collect and dry seeds (like from an apple, lemon, or orange) to use.
Step 3 – Sparkle!
Step 4 – Sun Catch!
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