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 use them in a few recycled crafts for kids.
These Water Bottle Sun Catchers are a simple to make and look beautiful hanging outside.
We love crafting with recyclables. They offer so many possibilities, and you can’t beat the price when it comes to using recyclables for kids crafts.
This simple water bottle craft has become one of our favorites to do each spring.
Water Bottle Craft
- Water Bottles
- Permanent Markers
- String or Other Way to Hang Them (We used long twist-ties.)
For this water bottle craft, 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. (This step is best done by an adult.)
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.
Water Bottle Suncatcher
When you are finished, tie your hanger around the bottle’s neck and check out your creation!
The kids were fascinated by the rainbow shadows the water bottle suncatchers made.
This water bottle craft looks pretty hanging from a window, or find a sunny place to hang them outside. The water bottle suncatchers are beautiful to watch when the wind blows.
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