A fun activity any time of the year is to make suncatchers with the kids. Did you know that you can actually use hot glue as your base? Low-temp hot glue is perfect for projects with the kids, and we’ve included some extra safety tips as well.
- Tissue paper
- Embroidery hoop
- Silicone mat
- Low-temp hot glue gun
- Multi-temp or low-temp glue sticks
- Finger guards
- Silicone spatula
1. Cut the tissue paper into squares or rectangles. We used pink and purple, but let your imagination run wild.
2. Separate the embroidery hoop into two pieces. You will only need the inner ring for this project.
3. Place the hoop down on the silicone mat. Add low-temp glue to the inside of your hoop a little at a time. We recommend starting at the edges.
4. Spread the hot glue thin with a rubber spatula.
5. Using finger guards, if you’d like, stick random pieces of tissue paper into the glue while it is still slightly warm. Repeat until your entire hoop is filled.
6. Allow to cool completely, then carefully lift from the silicone mat. Add a piece of string to the top. You may need to poke a hole in the glue/tissue paper to thread this through. Hang your suncatcher in a window and enjoy your creation!
Note: Low-temp hot glue is still hot! Be sure to use caution and have the little ones wear finger protectors when doing these types of projects.