Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Plastic Lid Sun Catcher

I have a thing for sun catchers if you haven't noticed yet! If you have been following me a while you would know! Here is yet another sun catcher project done with a clear plastic lid and colorful permanent markers! Here is C's fabulous flowery sun catcher! (notice the ants too?) This girl is still obsessed with Ants! (Ant Art Projects post)  Love how this turned out! Too simple!!!



First, gather some plastic lids from berries, vegetables, or bakery.....or whatever you can find. The tricky part is finding a lid without any stickers or labels.


Grab some permanent markers,  and your ready to draw!  I found it was easier to see what the Artist was doing if a white piece of paper was placed underneath the lid!


Here is the artist working hard!  It helps to draw the picture in black marker first and fill in with color to make the drawing stand out better!


The Artist finishing up!


Lastly, punch a couple of holes at the top and string a ribbon and then it is ready to hang!!! Easy and beautiful!


19 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! We'll be saving those plastic lids from now on!

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  2. What a fantastic idea - and look at the awesome result - Love it!

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  3. Those are awesome! Simple and so easy to make - and they're a beautiful way to display her art! Cool!

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  4. lovely. I will be doing this one day. I have been saving my lids for it.

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  5. Sooooooo cute! I just love this. I'm going to share it with my FB friends. Just like all of your projects. Really simple, everyday supplies, beautiful finished products.

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  6. You find amazing uses for common things! Great suncatcher.

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  7. This is great! We've done so many variations of sun catchers, but I've never thought to use a lid, and we have a TON of them! Thanks for the inspiration! Love it! :)
    Visiting from the It's Playtime hop! I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi! :)

    Mandi at boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

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  8. What a wonderful idea! I am totally remembering this for another time.

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  9. Very cute! My 4 year old is just starting to draw flowers (that actually look like flowers!), so this would be a fun activity to do with her!

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  10. What a great idea for recycle art! You are so creative!

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  11. I share your love of sun catchers. I like this one especially, as it's so simple, and a great way to use those plastic lids.

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  12. It turned wonderful! You can also use a coloring page under the plastic lid and trace the pattern

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  13. It's gotta be permanent markers... and wowza... the colors are remarkable and so fun fun fun!!

    You can also stick on art tissue shapes with white glue thinned with water for a messier kind of day, but also beautiful. Let dry completely... can dry while hanging in the window.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on some clear lids...

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  15. Oh wow these are lovely, with the nice weather coming I must get some of these made.

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  16. I love this idea!! I double-love the fact that it uses something that is not recyclable in our area!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Amy

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