Beaded Suncatcher

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Here is a fun project to do with small children! Use a paper plate as the base and build a beaded sun catcher for your window!


  • Glitter Fuzzy Sticks
  • Mini Suction Cups
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Sun Catcher made with Pony Beads

Beaded Sun Catcher

Step 2.

Cut the center out of a plate if you have a clean paper plate to recycle use it! Tip- it helps to fold the plate in half and then cut the middle section.

Pony Beads Sun Catcher

Step 3.

Color the plate with your markers.

Sun Catcher Project

Step 4.

Flip the plate over and color the other side of the plate. The plate will be hung in a window, so you will be able to see both sides.

Pony Bead Sun Catcher

Step 5.

After you have colored the plate, punch 4 holes in the inside rim of the plate. Punch the holes so that they will be across from each other, top, bottom, left side and right side.

Handmade Sun Catcher

Step 6.

Cut a Glitter Stick in half. Attach one end of the Glitter Stick through one hole in the plate.

Handcrafted Sun Catcher

Step 7.

String some Tri-Beads onto the Glitter Stick. You can also use Pony Beads or other plastic beads for this project.

Beaded Sun Catcher

Step 8.

Once you have about 4 or 5 beads on the stick, attach the open end of the Glitter Stick to the opposite hole on the plate.

Sun Catcher with beads

Step 9.

Attach the other half of the Glitter Stick to another hole on the plate. Repeat Steps 6 and 7.

Make a Beaded Sun Catcher

Step 10.

Decide which part of your sun catcher will be the top. Punch a hole and attach a Glitter Stick for hanging. Loop onto a Suction Cup and attach to your window to display!