Craft Idea: Make Suncatchers from Plastic Lids

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Photo: Ana Dziengel/Babble Dabble Do

Photo: Ana Dziengel/Babble Dabble Do

As the school year comes to a close, many parents are wondering what they’ll do to entertain stir-crazy kids during the long months of summer vacation.

The next time you’re out of ideas on a rainy day or slow afternoon, this creative project from craft maven Ana Dziengel is sure to save the day.

Photo: Ana Dziengel/Babble Dabble Do

Photo: Ana Dziengel/Babble Dabble Do

Believe it or not, Dziengel’s pretty project starts with a humble plastic lid, such as those used to package tubs of hummus, yogurt and other refrigerated favorites.

Add a few basic crafting materials like white glue, food coloring and toothpicks, and you’ll have all you need to create customized summer suncatchers with the kids.

“Best of all, it takes two minutes to pull together and about five minutes to execute, excluding drying time,” Dziengel writes of the project on her blog, Babble Dabble Do. “Perfect for short attention spans and moms with newborns!”

Photo: Ana Dziengel/Babble Dabble Do

Photo: Ana Dziengel/Babble Dabble Do

Ready to give it a try? Head to Babble Dabble Do for step-by-step instructions on how to make these with the kids.

For even more eco-friendly ways to keep the family busy this summer, check out these 10 fun crafts made from recycled food packaging.

Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni