Tips on how to Make Rainbow Plastic Bead Suncatchers

A simple tutorial for making plastic bead suncatchers with a rainbow of translucent pony beads. The proper addition to any window!

Up to date Might 2022

Should you’ve been following the Clever Dad or mum for some time, you would possibly know that now we have a gentle obsession with melted bead suncatchers, making all the pieces from primary suncatchers to melted bead artwork, garlands, and DIY fairy wands. We’ve tried every kind of various configurations and ideas for melted pony beads, however we actually love these rainbow suncatchers the most effective!

These are so fairly and make an ideal reward for a summer season birthday or an end-of-the-year reward for a instructor!

However melting plastic is poisonous, so make sure to comply with the instructions carefully and do that undertaking outdoors!

Right here’s a video of rainbow bead suncatchers in motion, and hold scrolling for extra particulars.

Tips on how to Make Rainbow Plastic Bead Suncatchers


*We used a foil-lined mini cake pan this time, however you can even use common cake pans or muffin tins. We recommend lining it with foil first in case you’re going to make use of the baking dish for meals afterward. Or decide up some metallic baking dishes as a thrift retailer or yard sale and dedicate them to crafting.

Plastic bead suncatchers and materials


  1. Organize plastic beads in metallic dish

    First, lay out your plastic pony beads within the small metallic baking dish. You need to use a concentric rainbow design as we did right here or any design that you just like.

    Bear in mind you need to use translucent pony beads. They have to be considerably clear so they’ll act like a suncatcher and let the sunshine shine by way of them.

    Making Plastic Beads Suncatchers in Rainbow Designs

  2. Soften Beads on Grill

    Essential Be aware! The melting plastic isn’t good to breathe, so this step is greatest executed outdoors.

    We make all of our melted bead suncatchers on the gasoline grill outdoors, in order that we don’t get any poisonous chemical substances inside. The grill works nice and solely takes about 10 minutes! You would additionally use a toaster oven outdoors. However whichever manner you soften the beads, make certain to take action outdoors!

    Begin checking the melting beads after about 10 minutes. You need the beads to be totally melted (not bumpy or pebbly) however you additionally don’t need the plastic beads to warmth for too lengthy and burn.

    Melting beads for suncatchers on the grill

  3. Let cool

    Rigorously take away the pan with the melted and fused plastic beads from the grill and set it on a cooling rack or scorching pad to chill. As soon as the suncatcher is totally cool, take away it from the baking dish (it ought to pop proper out).

    Plastic Beads Suncatchers Cooling in Pans

  4. Let the solar shine by way of!

    Maintain your new plastic bead suncatcher as much as the sunshine and admire!

    Making Rainbow Plastic Beads Suncatchers

  5. Drill a gap to hold your suncatcher (non-compulsory)

    Lastly, you should utilize an electrical hand drill to drill a small gap on the prime of your suncatcher so as to add a dangling loop.
    This final step is non-compulsory. You would additionally use a scorching glue gun to connect a dangling ribbon to the highest.

    Drilling Hanging Holes in Plastic Beads Suncatchers

Have you ever tried making plastic bead suncatchers but? They’re such a enjoyable summer season craft, plus they make nice presents!

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How to Make Rainbow Plastic Bead Suncatchers

Our names are Fareedah and Kamilah Amoo. We are seven and five year’s old sisters and live in Ontario, Canada, with our parents and little brother, Awad. We love writing stories, painting on canva, coding, reading books, and enjoying arts and crafts. Our goal is to motivate every child worldwide to read more books.

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