This tutorial is for a Rainbow Suncatcher with a pot of gold. It is a great craft for Saint Patrick’s Day, but can also be used as a spring craft. Brighten up any room even when the sun isn’t out!
Step 1: Gather Materials:
- Elmer’s Glue
- Cotton balls
- Multicolored Construction Paper
- Tracing Paper
- Multicolored Tissue Paper
Step 2: Cut tissue paper into 1 inch by 1 inch squares. For a more traditional looking rainbow, as shown in the picture above, you will need approximately 50 squares cut from red, yellow, green, and blue.
Step 3: Cut out your pot, gold, and cloud. You can use a pot of gold image to trace so you can get the shape just right. Print the image, tape it to the brown construction paper, and cut along the lines for a perfect shape. Then, stretch one or two cotton balls (craft fluffs) to cover the cloud that you cut out. Glue the cotton balls on the blue cloud. Glue the yellow gold on the top of the pot. The pot of gold and blue cloud from the picture below are about 4 inches wide and 2 inches tall.
Step 4: On one piece of tracing paper, apply the glue into several big arches like a rainbow. Place the tissue paper squares on the glue. Once your rainbow is complete, wait for the glue to dry and then cut it out. Then glue your pot of gold and blue cloud on either end of the rainbow.
Additional step: By gluing or taping a 4 inch loop of string to the back of the suncatcher, you can hang it up almost anywhere!
Remember to personalize your rainbow suncatcher in any way you like! Here is an example of a different version I tried out. The tissue paper is glued on in more of a mosaic pattern.
Craft submitted by Katelynn E. King from Alexandria, VA