We don’t usually buy disposable water bottles, but in the summertime as we go places with the kids, we tend to use them a bit more often. Rather than just pitch them in the recyclables, we’ve been trying to do a few water bottle crafts. These Water Bottle Sun Catchers are a simple and pretty summer craft that look beautiful hanging outside.
Easy Water Bottle Craft: Sun Catcher
To create your own water bottle sun catcher you will need:
- Water Bottles
- Permanent Markers
- String or Other Way to Hang Them (We used long twist-ties from a toy package.)
Start with a clean, dry water bottle.
We decided to craft outside so permanent marker didn’t get on the kitchen table. You may want to put a protective cloth down or craft outside like we did!
I gave the kids a selection of permanent markers and told them to color the entire bottle. The more you color it, the prettier it will be!
Once the coloring is completed, carefully trim the bottom off the bottle.
Next you will make a cut on the bottom edge and then start cutting around the bottle in a spiral. Our spirals were about 1 inch thick.
Then tie your hanger around the bottle’s neck and check out your creation!
The kids were fascinated by the rainbow shadows the water bottles made!
The water bottle sun catchers look pretty hanging from a window, or find a sunny place outside! They are beautiful to watch when the wind blows!
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