This Sun Catcher Craft is easy and fun. I like it because it uses things you find around the house (with the exception of Epson Salt which I had to purchase).
Supplies on Hand:
- 1/4 size measuring cup
- clear, plastic lid; I used the lid from a takeout container
- knife or scissors to punch hole in lid
Supplies You Might Have to Buy:
- Epsom Salt. I bought this Espon Salt, $5.21, at my local drug store. You don’t need much but you can use the leftovers in a relaxing bath. It’s lavender scented too!
Use hot water from the tap. Have your child measure 1/4 cup into the measuring cup and put it into the bowl.
Dry out the measuring cup and add in 1/4 cup of the Epson salt.
Use the spoon to stir until all the salt crystals have dissolved.
Pour the mixture on the plastic lid, just enough to cover the bottom. We poured out half the liquid for this large takeout container but then we didn’t have enough. I transferred the remaining amount into a smaller circular lid, but, in retrospect, use the whole amount.
Let it sit overnight by a window, or even better, in the sun. When it’s dry, cut a small hole near the edge of the plastic lid and tie a string through the hole to hang. The lavender scent from the Epson Salts also scented the room which was a nice added benefit!
I am the worst at doing crafts. They always seem harder than the directions or the image suggests. This one wasn’t so hard, if I had just used the entire amount of liquid. Oh well. Back to children’s book blogging. This is my one attempt at a craft a year!
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